A 19-year-old villager from Hyderabad took on a food delivery job at Zomato to pursue her dream of studying hotel management.
In this pandemic there are stories of hardship, but there are also stores that inspire us and show the fighting spirit of humanity.
One of those incredible stories is that of Rachana. The 19-year-old daughter of a day laborer took on a food delivery job at Zomato not only to support her family, but also to further her education in hotel management.
The Hanamkonda girl from Warangal district in Telangana now crosses Hyderabad street as the city’s first female food delivery executive.
How Covid-19 affected his hotel management dreams
She came to Hyderabad to continue her studies in hotel management, but Covid-19 came to affect her dream. As her parents found themselves out of work, she too was stressed and feared an interruption in her studies.
“I had a very strong will to continue my studies and, thanks to the guidance of my teachers, I was able to be admitted to a hotel management course in Hyderabad,” Rachana said.
Rachana starts her day at 4 am as a milk dispenser from where she gets Rs 9,000, then she attends online classes. After school, she works as a food delivery executive.
Rachana also received help from a Good Samaritan Imraan who offered him a scooter and money.
Today, Rachana earns around 15,000 people and more, which not only makes her family happy to return to the village, but she is now also able to continue her education.
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