Minal Diwan, an ACORN member in the Dharavi area of Mumbai. She is 27-years old and has been unemployed since the pandemic closed her workplace. Her 23-year-old brother is also without work. The entire family is living on the 8000 rupees ($107.85 USD) her father makes. They have been living in Dharavi all of her life. Their rent and utilities there cost 5000 rupees ($67.41), so they survive on only 3000 rupees or about $40 for the month. She credits the rations that she has received from ACORN with support from RIST for their survival.
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