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Indian consulate helps financially distressed Dubai woman

Priya Indru Mani has been receiving constant help from the consulate for the past three years.

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Priya Indru Mani, a 55-year-old Indian woman in Dubai, who has been living in a car for the pat four years due to financial reasons, has been provided financial assistance by the Consulate General of India in Dubai.

A former resident of Desert Springs Village, Barsha Heights, Dubai Mani faced hard times after her mother suffered a stroke in 2017. As the primary caregiver, Mani could not run her business which left her unable to pay her house rent.

With help from the Consulate, she approached the Villa's landlord to negotiate the outstanding rent amount. The Consulate also settled an outstanding with the Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) and made a huge contribution.

During Ramadan, several individuals contributed to her rent payment. Among the contributors, was Jasbir Bassi, the MD of UAE-based Car fare group, who contributed AED 50,000 (US$13600) for rental, and around AED 30,000 (US$8000) towards DEWA charges.

Several contributions from the Indian community helped Mani cope up with her financial instability, the consulate said in a statement. "The unity and generosity demonstrated during her time of need exemplify the strong bonds within the Indian community in the UAE", the consulate remarked.