Ramdey, approximately 80, lives with her younger son, in Kalyanpuri, in Yamuna Vihar, New Delhi. She has two sons and a daughter all of whom are married. Ramdey’s daughter-in-law works as a domestic help and her son as a tea vendor but they earn so little that, “We go to bed hunger 4-5 times in a month.
Ramday has been getting a Widow Pension of Rs.200 per month for the last two years but this is not sufficient because Rs 2000 goes for house rent. Because of these expenses she is unable to buy the medicines prescribed by the doctors and has to make do with what the hospital provides.