Elderly Indian woman gives 90% of her small pension to help feed others
Generosity knows no bounds for a willing heart.
An old woman from India proved that despite her age and humble lifestyle, she has what it takes to make a difference in the life of others.
In a post by Rotary Club member Ravi Chandran, he told the story of Kamalamma, an old woman who attended one of their relief drive in Mysuru, India. He said that as they were preparing, the old woman approached them.
Thinking that she was going to ask for one of the food packets that were meant for distribution, they prepared to hand her one. However, they were surprised when the old woman said that she has been observing the group distributing goods for 30 days amid the COVID-19 pandemic and expressed her intention to help.
She took out Rs500 out of her Rs600 pension and said it was her contribution to the group’s cause.
“We were shocked , we were embarrassed that we offered her food, we were taken aback by her gesture of parting Rs 500 out Rs 600 pension she receives…and that too in such difficult times…In spite of our several requests to keep the money, she insisted that we accept it….which we did out of sheer respect for her,” he said.
“Friends at that moment we felt she is no less than the Tatas, Ambanis, Azim premji, Narayan Murthy etc as she was parting with 90% of her earnings.We could witness the magnanimity of a mother’s heart , however poor she might be..YES WE WERE TRULY HUMBLED,” he said.