How To Help Flood Survivors In My Hometown—Kerala, India

GlobalGiving’s Kavita Mathews gives you an inside look at how her home town is pulling together after massive flooding and asks you to help Kerala flood survivors.


I was born and raised in the southern Indian state of Kerala, where floods during monsoon season are a fact of life, but I’ve never seen it like this.

Massive floods across Kerala have killed more than 350 people and displaced more than 800,000. While my husband, an officer in the Indian Navy, has been working with his team to rescue flood survivors, I have been coordinating with GlobalGiving’s nonprofit partners across India to bring aid to those in need.

Flood waters have slowly receded in many areas. But we now enter the most difficult phase of recovery: when survivors return to their homes, only to find little remains. And countless families are discovering their homes have been completely destroyed by the flooding and landslides.

I’m so inspired by how everyone—my neighbors, the government, the military, and nonprofits—are working together to help people who have lost everything.

Join us today by donating to local, community-led nonprofits to help Kerala flood survivors rebuild their homes and communities.

Thank you for helping me rebuild my community.

With gratitude,

Kavita Mathew + the GlobalGiving Team


Featured Photo: Kerala Flood Relief Program by CHHASE

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