Haripad: Archa and Athira have bid good bye to their night stays at local train compartments. These two girls, nine and seven years old, have got a new home, thanks to actress Manju Warrier.

Now their mother Ramya will not have to stay awake all night to guard her young daughters and their father Pradeep can have a sigh of relief from the days he kept guard of his family fighting a crippling injury that immobilised his legs.

They will not have to juggle trains to spend the night or bathe in the public toilets before going to school.

The key of the house has been handed over to the family by the actress on Tuesday. She also attended the house warming function.

On June 30, when Manju spotted the news in Mathrubhumi she immediately rang up the office and made a promise, that the family will soon have a roof above their head. Today, she has actually grown as the canopy over their heads, giving them home and hearth.

The actor had also sent in her friends and ensured that the family is shifted to a rented accommodation and given basic home essentials.

Till now she has also been paying the rent other than funding the construction of the house all by herself. She had also personally met the family three days after the report was published.

The Sreevalsom Group had donated five cents of land to the family close to Evoor temple near Panchavady Junction. The construction was completed within three months and the house also has a well and compound wall.

Help had come pouring in after the report and Rs. 2 lakh has been donated by various persons towards the welfare of the children, students at the Mullakkara LP School. Pallipadu Panchayat president Rajendra Kurup handed over the deposit receipt for the amount to Ramya in a ceremony at the school.