Seeing a security guard buy 20 kilograms of food with his meager salary for migrant workers during the first Covid lockdown spurred 42-year-old Ramu Dosapati, an HR executive in Hyderabad, India, to contribute, too. Drawing $10,000 from his savings, Dosapati set up a "Rice ATM" providing meals and medicines to migrant workers and groceries such as oil, lentils, tamarind and chilli powder to anybody without a job, such as taxi drivers and domestic workers. He then went a step further and sold his ancestral land for $53,000 to continue his contributions, and set up a project to train people to sew clothes, set up food centers, iron shops and other small, self-reliant businesses. Hundreds of people have benefitted from this project, which Ramu terms "God's Gift".

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