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Nov 19, 2018

You were the first to help them.

Materials given to a flood affected family.
Materials given to a flood affected family.

It was a month after floods, our team started from Trichy to Nedumudi, interior parts of Idukki District. We have to travel 100 kilometers from Kerala main to reach interior areas. We went by boat. It took 3 hours to reach the place. The scenery was amazing, greenish and cool climate but surrounded by flood water completely.

The main occupation of those people was agriculture, fishing and boat house for tourists. When we reached, people greeted us and said you were the first to help us. An old lady who had four grand Children, while sharing about her experience during floods had tears in her eyes while saying we were watching with fear and eager whether anyone will come to help us. The whole night flood waters entered in the houses and Children were starving and crying. No food, no water, no power, cold and rainy, mosquitoes, fear of other reptiles. One night ran with fear. Next day morning fishermen brought their boats and took us to nearby camps.

With your help, we provided them with rice, grocery, washing and cleaning powders (soap and liquid), two sets of dress. They were very happy to receive materials. There were 100 families in that area and most of their houses got damaged, electronic goods were spoiled completely.

They shared with us that water was stagnant in their houses for 5 days and after that water got cleared slowly and as a village, they were united and were a family. Like 5 people cooked for the entire village. Some took care of Children; men were involved in cleaning the water from their houses which has all kinds of reptiles like snakes, scorpion and 20 inches of mud. It took almost 10 days to clear all those. Main loss for them is their agriculture lands which are still filled with water. They were very sad that floods have completely spoiled their lands, houses damaged completely (photos attached).

We distributed 20 packages to tribal people in the hills of Kumily area who were also affected by severe rains.

They asked help for 3 requirements:

-          Rebuilding/repairs for houses

-          Livelihood supports for agriculture activities

-          Request for emergency needs like kerosene Stove, vessels, water purifier, mixer grinder, grinder, etc.,

Special Request from VOICE Trust:

Dear Friend,
Mark your calendar! November 27th is #GivingTuesday – a global day of giving back.
If you are one of the many people who supported us in the past, thank you. Please consider supporting us again on #GivingTuesday. My heart is so full of joy knowing we are going to be able to help more people in need as soon as December.

If you would like to join the generosity and give your best gift now please do, no need to wait!
Thanks for helping support our numerous programs and services at VOICE Trust.

Thank you in advance for your support!

Goods taken through boats by our team
Goods taken through boats by our team
Completely shattered houses
Completely shattered houses
Materials given to tribal people in Kumily area
Materials given to tribal people in Kumily area
On the left is still stagnant flood water in lands
On the left is still stagnant flood water in lands

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Sep 12, 2018

Nature Agriculture preferred by Cuddalore Flood families

VOICE Trust is sad to inform Friends who helped Flood Relief and Rehablitation Programs for Cuddalore Flood Families about the sudden death of Mr. P. K. Samy on July 5,2018. He is the Founder of HESAT NGO - the local collaborator with VOICE Trust for Cuddalore Flood Response with you and GlobalGiving. His wife Mrs. Tamilselvi has taken over the responsibilities from August 12,2018

 

VOICE Team discussed with the Flood affected Families in Cuddalore region and learnt from them that they want to revive Nature Agriculture. They want help from Friends through GlobalGiving for preparing Bio - Manures and Bio - Pest Repellents. VOICE Trust is ready to support 1500 Marginal Farmers. Each of them will need $ 25 and above for Nature Agriculture Enterprises. 

 

On behalf of the Flood affected Families of Cuddalore, VOICE Trust appeals to you for help. 

Sep 12, 2018

Chennai Floods School Children need Education supports

Around 2400 families affected by Chennai Floods in December 2015, have been helped from January 2016 with relief and rehablitation schemes because of help from many Friends through GlobalGiving. 

Now, specific appeals have come for the following:

1) 750 school Children need note books, pens, pencils, scales, goemetric boxes, school bags, water bottles, snacks boxes. Your help of $ 10 and above will be needed per child.

2) 30 unemployed Women whose livelihoods have been destroyed by Chennai floods needs sewing machines to do tailoring jobs. Your help of $ 200 per Women is solicited. 

3) 20 unemployed Youth want to learn musical instruments and join the bands for earning regular incomes. They request help of $ 250 for each one of them. 

 

VOICE Trust appeals to Friends to please make donations for Project # 22671 through GlobalGiving. 

 
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