Kenchamma developed symptoms of mental illness that included lack of appetite and disturbed sleep. Her family members believed this was due to evil spirits and God’s punishment. They visited temples but saw no improvement.
She was then admitted to a ward in the neighbouring district where the family spent heavily on treatment, medication, travel, etc. However, since they were unable to afford the medicines regularly, her symptoms reappeared.
In 2019, she attended a medical camp in her village and began receiving free treatment, medication. Her parents are able to save money every month. Her condition is now stable, and she has started earning for herself by stitching clothes. She also performs household chores, takes care of her aging parents and even helps her brother in his agricultural activities.