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66th recipient of livelihood bicycle. 

Rakesh Kumar. 

Dhobi (Laundry services) 

Rakesh Kumar was given a new bicycle by Anuraadha Tiwari in January 2014. He was the 26th recipient of our help.

However, his bicycle was stolen at night last week. : 
He called me up early in the morning the next day, and began to cry on the loss of his new cycle. He wondered how he will go about doing his work as it's dependant on a bicycle, and he cannot afford to buy one. I knpw a second hand bike in very good condition will cost about Rs 2500; So after I heard him out, I told him I have a second hand bike, and asked him if he would be willing to pay a donation of Rs 1000 for the same? 
Rakesh agreed, as a second hand bike would anyways cost him anywhere between Rs 600 to 2500, depending on its condition. 

So we gave him the bicycle that was given to us by the Bread seller Naimuddin, in exchange of the new bicycle donated to him by Meghna Rodrigues. Thank you Meghna. 
This sum of Rs 1000 has been added to the kitty of funds we have received from various past recipients who willingly gave us a humble donation for the used bikes they have received from us. We will buy a new bicycle from the same for donation purpose someday soon, when the kitty amounts to a sum of Rs 4000 at least.

If you curious to read about Rakesh Kumar, when we donated him a bicycle in January, here is the link to Anuraadha's donation of January 2014:

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