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Supermarket run by acid attack survivors opens in Bandra

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The Fact News Service

October 12

On Saturday, a supermarket was inaugurated in Mumbai’s Bandra area with an aim to make acid-attack survivors self-dependent. The supermarket opened with help of Saahas Foundation will provide job opportunities to the acid attack survivors. It was inaugurated by BJP Leader Chitra Wagh.

The Saahas Foundation was founded in 2016 by an acid attack survivor Daulat Bi Khan. She started the NGO with the goal of empowering acid attack survivors.  Khan said the money for the supermarket was raised from a fundraiser amid the pandemic situation.

Expressing pride over the unique initiative to back the acid attack survivors, Chitra Wagh said that it was a very proud movement for her as this is not an ordinary work done by the NGO but an ‘extraordinary’ step taken by them.

Last month a group of transgenders in Coimbatore started their own business for a dignified living after their lives were adversely affected due to the Coronavirus-induced lockdown. The group consisting of ten transwomen started an eatery called the ‘Covai Trans Kitchen’. The 32-seater restaurant is on the Venkataswamy Road specializes in dum biryani, along with other dishes and snacks.

(story sourced through inputs from agencies)

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