Your Feel-Good Story of the Day: 83 year old Shila Ghosh is hunched with age but her spirit is feisty. Every day, she changes two buses and finds her way from the outskirts of Calcutta to the busy Exide crossing on Chowringhee Road. There, she sells home made chips for an average of $3 in earnings each day.
24 year old college student Sufia Khatoon watched from across the street. Wanting to do something, she posted her observations on Facebook. Soon, she had mobilized a small group who gave the octogenarian a small cash donation, a shawl, and some warm wishes. They even bought her entire stock of chips for the day! Shila Ghosh is thrilled, but insists that she can continue to earn a living. Meanwhile, the gesture has rallied more young people to come together to make a difference.
Watch Shila in this short clip: Kolkata: Student helps woman raise sales through Facebook
Read her story here: http://tiny.cc/a2kthw
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