The Consulate General of India, Dubai Facilitates Assistance for an Indian Woman, who was living in a car due to Financial DistressThu 20 Apr 2023
Dubai: The Consulate General of India in Dubai has successfully facilitated assistance for Priya Indru Mani, a 55-year-old Indian national who had been living in a car for four years due to financial difficulties.
Mani’s hardships began in 2017 when her mother suffered a stroke, leaving her paralyzed. As the primary caregiver, Mani’s business encountered challenges, which resulted in her inability to pay rent for her villa in Desert Springs Village, Barsha Heights, Dubai. Consequently, she and her mother were evicted, forced to live in a hotel, and eventually, in Mani’s car.
Determined to seek help, Mani contacted the Indian Consulate, which promptly took action on her case by coordinating with her former villa’s landlord to negotiate a settlement for the outstanding rent. During Ramadan, several benevolent individuals came forward to settle her remaining debts, including an outstanding balance with the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA).
The landlord kindly waived a significant portion of the outstanding dues. Jasbir Bassi, MD of Car Fare Group, contributed AED 50000 for rental and around AED 30000 towards DEWA charges. Owing to the collaborative efforts of all parties involved and the coordination by the Consulate, Mani received much-needed financial relief. She expressed immense gratitude to those who assisted her during this challenging period and shared her enthusiasm for starting a new chapter in life.