Description of Project
This project is to help the victims of Cyclone Thane.
Seven years ago, when the Tsunami hit the country's southern coast, some well-wishers helped build an elders' home for those orphaned and abandoned survivors. The same home has now suffered damage in Cyclone Thane, which hit Tamil Nadu in the last week of December - 2011. It happened during Fr Adrian's visit to Indian and he is aware of the Cyclone as well.
The village Vazhuthalam and its residents of about 120 Catholic families need our help because they were the most affected. Among 120 families, 50 families are badly affected by the Cyclone Thane as a result they lost the belongings, houses and fields. They are desperately in need of our help in providing them house material to build a decent house to live in. Each house may need Rs 50,000 to 60,000 to purchase materials for a small hut.
The project beneficiaries are Vazhuthalam Christian village consisting of 120 families and among them we are planning to help 50 families to put up a small hut. The photo's which I have attached will speak to you the pathetic conditions of the victims and what sort of house they look for is also clearly shown in the photos. The Mission Office India takes the responsibility for helping these victims.
It is an immediate need and a genuine one.
Fr John Chinnapan msc, Mission Office Director India
Total project cost is estimated to be Indian Rs 2,500,000 to Rs 3,000,000