Tulsi Kumari, an 11-year-old mango vendor from Jharkhand’s Jamshedpur, recently fulfilled her dream of buying a new smartphone to attend online classes.
She could achieve this by selling a dozen mangoes for ₹ 10,000 each.
The story of Tulsi achieving a smartphone puts others’ hearts also at peace.
Ameya Hete, a businessman from Mumbai noticed Tulsi selling mangoes so as to attend her online classes. By watching her struggles, he finally found a proper solution in this matter.
He immediately gave her Rs 1.2 lakh, and bought one dozen mangoes from her, paying Rs 10,000 for each mango. He bought her a smartphone for Rs 13,000 and also provided her with a year-long internet connection, to ensure that there was no disruption to the girl’s education.
“I wanted to buy a smartphone but whatever we earned from selling mangoes went into buying ration for the family. Then a ‘Sir’ bought 12 mangoes from me for ₹ 10,000 each. He also bought me a phone,” said Tulsi.
The girl said that during the lockdown, her family’s financial situation had deteriorated. Her parents had no means to buy a smartphone for her to attend online classes.
According to Mr. Hete, he came to know about Tulsi through a social media post of a journalist and decided to help her.