Aadhaar Card Verified
Bhandi: Rs. 800 PM
Jhadu Pocha: Rs. 800 PM
Kapde Dhuna: Rs. 800 PM
Roti Making: Rs. 1000 PM
Other Kaam if required: Dusting, Vegetable Cutting etc.
—reads the business card of Geeta Kale. And since it went viral on 5 November 2019, Geeta’s phone rang so many times, that she had to switch it off. This never-before-seen business card of a househelp has Dhanashree Shinde—a concerned employer, behind it. Let’s find out how it all happened.
It had been a regular morning at the Shinde residence – the doorbell rang and Geeta (27) walked in as usual but the usually talkative and cheerful person seemed quiet that day.
Dhanashree, her employer, asked her about what was troubling her.
And out tumbled the response.
“Maza ek kaam gela o tai kaal. Mazi kahich chuki navati taripan hatatun kaam gela.” (I lost one job yesterday, sister. It wasn’t my fault but I still lost it).
Dhanashree spent a few moments consoling her and asked Geeta what she intended to do now. The conversation ended and each of them went their way.
For Dhanashree however, it did not end there. She knew she wanted to help Geeta in some way and being from the advertising industry, she decided to use her skills to help Geeta.
“Armed with my cup of tea, I looked through my phone. I came across a website where you could design visiting cards online. Without wasting time, I put down the rates she charged for various housework and designed a visiting card for her,” informs Dhanashree.
Dhanashree also remembered to put in Geeta’s Aadhaar card number for verification. “When Geeta Maushi started work at my place, I got her Aadhaar card verified at a nearby police station before employing her. So I thought it must be mentioned on her visiting card.”
Within ten minutes, the card was designed and ready, an order was placed and within 2 days 100 visiting cards were delivered to Dhanashree. Recollecting the moment, she says,
“I remember the happiness I felt when we got the cards delivered. I gave Geeta a bunch and urged her to hand it over to the watchmen of the buildings where she worked and kept a few for myself.”
Later, Dhanashree clicked a picture of the visiting card and shared it with a friend on WhatsApp.
Within minutes the card went viral.
The next day, Geeta Maushi came to work as usual. A few minutes into work and Geeta’s phone started ringing, not once or twice, but almost back to back.
She was getting calls from everywhere, even Mumbai, shares Dhanashree and adds, “I remember how surprised she was. She spoke to each one of them courteously, all the while wondering how they got her number.”
A little while later Dhanashree’s phone buzzed with a message, she found out that Geeta’s card was being circulated across social media platforms too.
So did this help Geeta Maushi? Dhanashree answers, “Initially she was just swamped with calls and had to switch her phone off. Because of these cards, she has managed to get two or three new jobs now and is truly ecstatic about it.”
It just takes a tiny bit of effort to make a big difference in someone’s life. Dhanashree’s timely help proves it.
(Edited by Saiqua Sultan)