Man is First in His Village to Receive a Refrigerator

Many of us in the first world take appliances for granted. Sure, when there is a power outage you realize how much you rely on them but then the power is restored and we forget how important that appliance is to our lives again. 

There is a story on BBC news about Santosh Chowdhury who lives in the village of Rameshwarpur in India, just outside of Calcutta. Santosh is a tailor and his wife Sushoma tends the home and cooks meals every single day. They are also the first people in their village of 200 to have a refrigerator. According to Santosh, Sushoma was cooking every single day for their family yet had no where to store any left overs. They were spending money at the market everyday and wasting leftover foods so they decided to purchase a refrigerator. 

The couple has dreamed of owning a refrigerator for the last ten years but the cost of one is greater than a month’s pay for Santosh. They family saved as much as they could though and were finally able to purchase their dream appliance. When it was delivered the neighbors in their village stopped by to marvel at it and it’s possibilities. The Chowdhury’s have agreed to help some of their neighbors out and store things for them.

Reader Lee G. Lovett was wondering what the first items they put in the fridge were. The answer? Eggs, milk, a tomato, and an eggplant.

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