Coronavirus had the worst impact on the lives of people around the world. The backslash on the economy caused by the pandemic left many to suffer while many lost their jobs. The worst among the working class was the middle class and poor people as they lost their jobs, in the lockdown period.
In order to run the family, many were engaged in selling vegetables or essential items just to earn for the living during the pandemic.
To support the family an 11-year-old boy named Priyanshu Jha has been selling samosas from the last 6 months at Chapru Nagar square CA road. Priyanshu lost his father in an incident 11 months ago after which in order to feed his family he began selling snacks on the east side of Nagpur city.
Priyanshu lives with his mother Chunmun, 17-year old sister Anamika and 14-year old brother Pankaj in Deshpande Layout. Priyanshu’s faher Guddu use to sell snacks from a roadside stall. But their life changed when he was murdered by goons over money issue.
With responsibilities to feed the family Chunmun decided to stay in Nagpur itself and started cooking food in households.
As the pandemic had an impact on the street vendors Chunmun was left jobless. Even in such difficult time Chunmun did not lose hope and began making snacks like samosas at home and would prepare 50-60 samosas daily and send both brothers Priyanshu and Pankaj to sell the snack.
With hard work, the family earns around Rs 200-300 per day by selling snacks and ensures that the money goes for their sister’s education.