Continuing his efforts to help the weaker section of society, a resident of Mawkhriah, Jokin Kurkalang, gifted a new house as a New Year’s present to Phidasukhun Kharkongor of Nongrim Sadew village on December 31.
Kharkongor, a single mother of two, was living in battered house that was neither rain proof nor stable or secure enough to withstand strong winds.
Kurkalang had previously spent Rs 15 lakh of his own money to build a 1km road to serve the 100 households of Mylliem Lyngkien village in 2020.
When he learnt of the dire situation of Kharkongor, a widow, he decided to reconstruct the house she lived in and spent more than Rs 4 lakh from his own pocket.
Speaking to Highland Post, Kharkongor expressed her heartfelt gratitude to the generosity of her neighbour who gifted her and her children the new house. She said that all these years she was living in fear that the house might collapse but, as a domestic worker, she was not able to afford to rebuild it and support her two children at the same time.