Pathanamthitta: Adoor native Akkamma Mathew would never be able to forget her 75th birthday as she could help arrange a safe shelter for a helpless family on that day. Her compassionate act helped Poothankara native Rema and her daughter, who is a class 8 student, to have a safe house.
Rema’s husband passed away and she and her daughter were living in a single room shed. Akkamma donated Rs 3.5 lakh to build a house for the family. For the purpose, she informed social activist Dr. M. S. Sunil that she wanted to build a house for a poor family in memory of her late husband.
Thus Sunil told Akkamma about the pathetic life of Rema. The house has two bedrooms, kitchen and bathroom. This is the 142nd house built under the leadership of Dr. M. S. Sunil. Akkamma Mathew, M. S. Sunil, ward member Rema Suresh and others were present at the function of handing over the house to Rema and daughter.