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Provide housing to 298 flood victims in India

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Summary

Severe flooding in 2009 displaced numerous coastal communities in South Eastern India. To help them, this project aims to provide strong flood resistant housing to families living in two coastal villages.

$154,300
total goal
$144,697
remaining
96
donors
0
monthly donors
7
years

Challenge

In the autumn season of 2009, Krishna district in Andhra Pradesh, India saw harsh rainfall for four consecutive days. This downpour led to a drastic rise in water levels in the Krishna River, which consequently overflowed into the nearby villages of Avanigadda and Nagayalanka. As a result many houses and small businesses of the inhabitants were destroyed. The affected villages are among the poorest in Andhra Pradesh which is why we want to construct flood resistant houses for them.

Solution

The project aims to provide vulnerable families with flood resistant housing so that they can live safely without worries. We want to train village members on disaster preparedness through individual trainings and group sensitisation through cultural programmes. This will make the community more prepared for similar events in the future. ASSIST is very experienced in this regard because we have provided over 20,278 families with housing and we have conducted more than 9,058 cultural programmes.

Long-Term Impact

These areas are prone to cyclones and flooding and the existing thatched houses are no match for these. In contrast the provision of flood resistant housing to the 298 families will allow them to sleep and live safely in their houses when there is harsh weather outside. They will be able to restart their income generation activities which will provide them with a foothold for overcoming poverty.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

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Organization Information

ASSIST

Location: GUNTUR, ANDHRA PRADESH - India
Website: http:/​/​www.assist-india.org
Project Leader:
Ranga Rao Jashti
ASSIST
Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh India

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