The pandemic has left many people without a job, with families struggling to make ends meet. 

Something similar happened with Bishnupriya Swain and her family when her father, a driver, lost his job during the pandemic. 

Swain, a student of class 12th, was already taking tuitions to support her family but during Covid, even students stopped coming for classes. 

India Today

Left with no viable source of income, 18-year-old Swain decided to join Zomato as a delivery person and support her family. 

I was taking tuitions. During COVID students weren’t coming to class. We were facing financial issues. I joined Zomato to support my education & family. 

-Swain to ANI


Swain, who is the eldest of three siblings, wants to become a doctor. But as per reports, she had to put her education on hold, and take up a high-risk job as a delivery person, in order to support her family and her younger siblings’ education. 

Logical Indian

Many people took to Twitter to commend her courage in the face of difficulties:

While it’s commendable that Swain is supporting her family in these difficult times, one hopes she is able to resume her education soon, and fulfill her dream of becoming a doctor.