Life Gets Better

“I thought I would get married, have children and live a happy life. But life changed”, says Saraswathi. After 12 years of marriage and two children, she found out about her husband’s two year affair. She begged him to take her back but he decided to leave her and their children. Saraswathi battled life every day trying to figure out how to take care of her children.


Like Marge Piercy, an American poet rightly said, “A strong woman is a woman determined to do something others are determined not be done.” Saraswathi wanted to give her children everything that she did not have growing up. With the help of her mother, she joined Oasis India’s 6-month vocational tailoring course and graduated. She now has her own sewing machine and takes orders to stitch blouses and chudidhars. She uses the money for her children’s education and daily expenses. She fought through life’s challenges by learning a skill and making the most of it.

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Dear Partners & Supporters,

As we are heading towards the end of 2020, it’s good to look ahead and think about what the new year may unveil.

But first, let’s take a quick look back. 2020 was quite a year for all of us. We are grateful that we were quickly able to respond to the COVID-19 situation and provide relief aid to over 3000 affected families across Chittoor, Chennai, Mumbai/Thane and Bangalore. We also went ahead with the Mukthi Bike Challenge and even launched the Madras Fuse online portal. The year also brought with it other big challenges but with the boards’ complete support Oasis India is geared for compliance as we enter the new fiscal year.

I would like to start with a huge thank you to all members of the committee of management, sub-committee, and society members – Thank you for all your wonderful contributions towards the growth and success of our mission. We strive to put our communities at the heart of everything we do and we sincerely would like to thank all our sensitive donors, front line staff, the many change agents and volunteers for their trust, support and excellent cooperation with us.

All our staff love what they are doing and our beneficiaries can feel that in every interaction. I wish that we continue to be challenged by our mission – to work in an inclusive, integrated, empowering and comprehensive way so that all people experience wholeness and fullness of life, and guided by our Vision – for community, a place where everyone is included making a contribution and reaching their fullest potential.

I wish you and your families a joyous, peaceful and restful festive season and all the best for the New Year 2021.

Mangneo Lhungdim
Executive Director
Oasis India