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Mar 10, 2016

Help the underprivileged girls in India

Janani Home for underprivileged children in India
Janani Home for underprivileged children in India
It has been approximately 2.5 months since rains ravaged our Janani Home. Once the flood water was drained completely from the Rainbow Nagar neighborhood, the girls were able to slowly return to their regular activities. 
Since our Janani Home was flood heavily, most (if not all) of our items were beyond salvaging. We had to get rid of a lot the electronic items, such as a fridge, washing machine, grinder, blenders etc. However, through GlobalGiving and our generous donors, we were able to successfully fundraise for our home!
As noted from the first page, we managed to raise over USD$6000, which helped us take some big steps forward! Since January, the Janani Home has moved to a new home in a nearby neighborhood - Krishna Nagar. The new home is well taken care of and the girls have ample space to study, rest, and most importantly, have a fun and safe place to be be children without the worry of flooding!
We also bought new/used electronics, books, bags, clothing and plenty of healthy foods for the girls. We have many wonderful staff and volunteers that not just help the girls with their school work, but spend quality time getting to know them. 
However, the work left to do is still pending. As ever, we still need donations to keep our home functioning at its best. So, friends, please continue to spread the word about our on-going project and donate generous when you can. 
Dec 15, 2015

Flooding in Janani Home

Flood in Janani Home for children
Flood in Janani Home for children

On November 23rd, heavy rain ravaged Puducherry and our neighborhood of Rainbow Nagar. Not only were the roads flooded up to above knee level, our Janani Home was overwhelmed with flood water causing all activities to come to a standstill. Our girls had to find sanctuary from the deluge by heading upstairs to the volunteer rooms. Luckily for us, the rooms were mostly empty. Unfortunately, this is not the first time the girls have had to endure this type of event this rainy season. Infact, the Janani Home experienced even worse flooding overnight on December 1st 2015. The water level was up to the belly button level.

According to reports, Puducherry has recorded a whopping 37cm of rainfall over the last 48 hours. With drains overwhelmed and Rainbow Nagar being located in a low-lying area, the waters flooded our streets and homes. Much of our items, which include but are not limited to furniture, electronics, clothes, shoes, school stationary and books suffered permanent damage.

We lifted our spirits overnight by watching movies, dancing, singing and playing games together. We cooked healthy foods and even shared some dessert we had been saving for a special occasion! Currently, the Janani home is sill submerged in water and much of our items are beyond salvaging. We have hired help to bail buckets of water out of the house. It's just the first step to making the house livable again. 

We desperately could use everyone’s support in helping us replace our damaged items. Please donate generously to our cause and spread the word about our need! Contact us if you’d like to purchase specific items for our home! Your help, as ever, will be greatly appreciated!

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Flood in Janani Home for Girl Children
Flood in Janani Home for Girl Children
Flood in Janani Home for children
Flood in Janani Home for children
Flood in Janani Home for Girl Children
Flood in Janani Home for Girl Children
 
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