Johny, an advocate from Muvattupuzha, handed over the brand new two-bedroom house to Rosily and her two kids on Monday.

By building his dream home this Kerala man helped another family realise their dream
news Human Interest Sunday, April 01, 2018 - 08:33

When 63-year old Johny Methipara, a native of Vazhakkulam in Kerala, set out to build his dream house, a part of his plan was also to realise somebody else’s dreams. Perhaps a family that couldn’t afford a roof over their heads.

On Monday, this dream was completed to satisfaction when he handed over the keys to a brand new two-bedroom house to Rosily Aneesh, a heart patient and a single mother of two.

“When I decided to build my house here in Vazhakkulam, I had made up my mind to build another house for somebody deserving. On inquiring through my church, I heard about Rosily and her children. So I set out to gift them a house,” said Johny, an advocate practicing in Muvattupuzha. 

Speaking to TNM, Johny said, “Rosily is a heart patient who has had serious attacks twice before. Having lost her husband to an accident 5 years ago, Rosily is the sole breadwinner of her family. Her son, Chris, is studying in Class 1 and daughter, Maria, is in class 7.” 

Due to her heart condition, Rosily unable to earn a stable source of income. The family stayed in a rented accommodation, and depended on neighbours and good Samaritans. 

“Seeing her plight, a resident of Vazhakkulam gifted three cents of land on which I built the house for her. In all, it cost about Rs 5 lakhs, including the painting and tiling work. We also had a house warming ceremony attended by locals, including parishers, panchayat members and the priest,” Johny said. 

The freshly painted white house stands tall on Vadakkodu Thuruthu, 4 kms from Vazhakulam. It includes a big hall that serves as the living and dining area combined, two cosy bedrooms and a kitchen. 

“I took the help of a church acquaintance to design the basic layout of the house. After this, I got the same labourers who built my residence to construct Rosily’s house. Together, we built it from scratch,” he smiled. 

Now, Rosily’s family has a roof over its head and no one could be happier than Johny. 

“I have a wife, two children and my mum living with me. My mother handed over the keys to Rosily. All I wanted to do was realize my dream home along somebody else’s dreams. And now that I have achieved this, I am a happy man,” Johny said. 

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