Brighter days ahead for Black Bush single mom

  • despite 2018 “struggles”, predicts a productive 2019
  • Humanitarian Mission, other private entities made tangible donations to aid in the assistance of the Rooplall’s family

DPI, Guyana, Monday, November 26, 2018

“The struggles”

The Rooplall family of Mibicuri Black Bush Polder, Corentyne, on Sunday, said that life has just begun to get better after the story of their “struggles” was made public via the media.

Indrawattie Rooplall, also known as ‘Pam’ said that it has been difficult to provide for herself and two children since the passing of her husband two years ago. She recalled at times considering ending her life   “but I  study my children, they are important,” the tearful woman said.

Because of her situation, Rooplall was forced to seek a job as a security guard to ensure that her children are fed and have access to a sound education. However, once the job was granted Rooplall realised that she would not be able to spend enough time with her family and subsequently sought employment elsewhere.

A janitor at a school in her village was her next choice.  According to the mother of two, she became depressed when her son came home from school and told her that the other pupils would mock him about his family’s situation. Her daughter too, she said was bullied.

However, in spite of her experiences, the thirty-eight –year-old mother says she continues to press on and decided to use her situation as a motivation. Today, Rooplall along with her children have started planting in their backyard.

Bountiful Blessings

Since the public had learnt about the Rooplalls and their struggles several contributions have been made to the family, for which they are very appreciative.

On Friday last, the Humanitarian Mission of New Jersey Arya Samaj handed over some poultry along with two heads of sheep to Rooplall. Executive Member of the Organisation, Mahendradass Nandlal, during the simple presentation, told the Department of Public Information (DPI) that the contributions given to aid Rooplall in establishing a small business.

Prior to Friday’s donation the Humanitarian Mission also donated school textbooks. Additionally, Rooplall was presented with stationary and other school materials for her children. Other significant donations also included a new computer system along with a printer to assist with school assignments.

Another group that prefers to remain anonymous provided the family with groceries and other food items.

A productive 2019

The determined Rooplall told the DPI on Sunday that for the past three weeks she found her purpose for living. The woman predicts that her journey through 2019 will be full of excitement.

“I will use the stuff to do business and help myself and the children,” mentioned Rooplall happily. She is also willing to accept any other donation from members of the public who are willing to assist. Her contact number is (592) 694-0386.

According to Rooplall, she cannot thank everyone enough for their tangible and timely gifts. She noted that whatever donations the family has received will be carefully utilised and taken care of.

Rooplall’s husband Pawan Chandradeo who was a farmer and the lone breadwinner of the home, her son Jaikarran Chandradeo and brother Naresh Rooplall after leaving to go fishing in Black Bush Polder back in July 2016, were found dead with one gunshot wound each.  The post-mortem examinations performed on the trio had revealed that Chandradeo died from laceration to his head while Jaikarran and Naresh sustained shock and haemorrhaging.

The matter is in Court.

Story and Images: Kellon Rover


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