PREPARE 10000 SLUM PEOPLE FACE DISASTER IN CHENNAI

by Society for Poor People Development (SPPD)
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PREPARE 10000 SLUM PEOPLE FACE DISASTER IN CHENNAI
PREPARE 10000 SLUM PEOPLE FACE DISASTER IN CHENNAI
PREPARE 10000 SLUM PEOPLE FACE DISASTER IN CHENNAI
PREPARE 10000 SLUM PEOPLE FACE DISASTER IN CHENNAI
PREPARE 10000 SLUM PEOPLE FACE DISASTER IN CHENNAI
PREPARE 10000 SLUM PEOPLE FACE DISASTER IN CHENNAI
PREPARE 10000 SLUM PEOPLE FACE DISASTER IN CHENNAI
PREPARE 10000 SLUM PEOPLE FACE DISASTER IN CHENNAI
PREPARE 10000 SLUM PEOPLE FACE DISASTER IN CHENNAI
PREPARE 10000 SLUM PEOPLE FACE DISASTER IN CHENNAI
PREPARE 10000 SLUM PEOPLE FACE DISASTER IN CHENNAI
PREPARE 10000 SLUM PEOPLE FACE DISASTER IN CHENNAI
PREPARE 10000 SLUM PEOPLE FACE DISASTER IN CHENNAI
PREPARE 10000 SLUM PEOPLE FACE DISASTER IN CHENNAI
PREPARE 10000 SLUM PEOPLE FACE DISASTER IN CHENNAI
PREPARE 10000 SLUM PEOPLE FACE DISASTER IN CHENNAI
PREPARE 10000 SLUM PEOPLE FACE DISASTER IN CHENNAI
PREPARE 10000 SLUM PEOPLE FACE DISASTER IN CHENNAI
PREPARE 10000 SLUM PEOPLE FACE DISASTER IN CHENNAI
PREPARE 10000 SLUM PEOPLE FACE DISASTER IN CHENNAI
PREPARE 10000 SLUM PEOPLE FACE DISASTER IN CHENNAI
PREPARE 10000 SLUM PEOPLE FACE DISASTER IN CHENNAI
PREPARE 10000 SLUM PEOPLE FACE DISASTER IN CHENNAI
PREPARE 10000 SLUM PEOPLE FACE DISASTER IN CHENNAI
PREPARE 10000 SLUM PEOPLE FACE DISASTER IN CHENNAI
PREPARE 10000 SLUM PEOPLE FACE DISASTER IN CHENNAI
PREPARE 10000 SLUM PEOPLE FACE DISASTER IN CHENNAI
PREPARE 10000 SLUM PEOPLE FACE DISASTER IN CHENNAI
PREPARE 10000 SLUM PEOPLE FACE DISASTER IN CHENNAI
PREPARE 10000 SLUM PEOPLE FACE DISASTER IN CHENNAI
PREPARE 10000 SLUM PEOPLE FACE DISASTER IN CHENNAI
PREPARE 10000 SLUM PEOPLE FACE DISASTER IN CHENNAI
PREPARE 10000 SLUM PEOPLE FACE DISASTER IN CHENNAI
PREPARE 10000 SLUM PEOPLE FACE DISASTER IN CHENNAI
PREPARE 10000 SLUM PEOPLE FACE DISASTER IN CHENNAI
PREPARE 10000 SLUM PEOPLE FACE DISASTER IN CHENNAI
PREPARE 10000 SLUM PEOPLE FACE DISASTER IN CHENNAI
PREPARE 10000 SLUM PEOPLE FACE DISASTER IN CHENNAI
PREPARE 10000 SLUM PEOPLE FACE DISASTER IN CHENNAI
PREPARE 10000 SLUM PEOPLE FACE DISASTER IN CHENNAI
PREPARE 10000 SLUM PEOPLE FACE DISASTER IN CHENNAI
PREPARE 10000 SLUM PEOPLE FACE DISASTER IN CHENNAI
PREPARE 10000 SLUM PEOPLE FACE DISASTER IN CHENNAI
PREPARE 10000 SLUM PEOPLE FACE DISASTER IN CHENNAI
PREPARE 10000 SLUM PEOPLE FACE DISASTER IN CHENNAI
PREPARE 10000 SLUM PEOPLE FACE DISASTER IN CHENNAI
PREPARE 10000 SLUM PEOPLE FACE DISASTER IN CHENNAI
PREPARE 10000 SLUM PEOPLE FACE DISASTER IN CHENNAI
PREPARE 10000 SLUM PEOPLE FACE DISASTER IN CHENNAI
Oct 11, 2016

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After the worst flood of the season, the lane into the slums of Teynampet, Chennai were still slushy and the houses damp. Whether within a shelter or without, it's obvious that people left to fend for themselves were getting desperate.

It was at this point, we had intervened with the support of Global Giving to reach out to the neediest in the slums of Teynampet, Chennai.

The surveyed results helped us to narrow down the demands of 104 residents who are womenheaded families - widows, destitute, aged, women with disabilities , women whose husbands having drinking problems of Thiru.V.Ka Nagar and Thomas Road who were in need of proper roofing / construction materials.   

The small dwelling units (max. 50 sq.ft) of these residents belonged to the oldest form of design with thatched roofing (with dried coconut/palm or used plastic carry bags collected from garbage’s) added to overcrowding and congestion. Without proper roofing, during the rainy season they were forced to seek shelters in the nearby colony which has well constructed roof, which left young children and elderly people without a safe and protected ambiance. The flood has worsened their situation leaving them in damaged shelter. The current financial strain has left these people unable to rebuild the damaged shelters. Our focused view was to support 104 families with proper construction materials to renovate the building thereby ensuring their safety.

104 families were in need of construction of roofing and required other forms of construction materials like bamboos, rope, bricks, cement, etc. to renovate their existing shelters.

In line to the project activity, the selected 104 families were provided with necessary materials based on the beneficiary’s need. For the construction of roofing tarpaulin sheets were provided with the needed construction materials.

The provision of these most basic items will allow those affected to have an assured shelter for themselves and take care of their family members under proper safe roofing.  

The photos taken before and after the provision of construction materials will help you have a clear vision of the needs of these people. We will keep you updated of our activities.

True Story

Ms.Muniamma, 76 years old has been a resident of Thiru.V.Ka locality from the pre-Independence period. Her husband had passed away leaving her to take care of three sons. Though being a mother of three sons she has no financial support from any of them.

Her eldest son Mr.Sundar has severe drinking problem. He has two girl children the eldest doing her II grade schooling while the youngest just 4 years old. His wife is a mentally challenged person and they reside in a colony nearby. His drinking habit often ends with arguments within the family which also ends in him striking his wife and mother. Her eldest son’s drastic behavior has added more responsibility to her. Yes, she takes care of her two grandchildren and daughter-in-law too. She accepts any help that is offered by her neighbours be it in cash or kind.

Muniamma’s second son had expired at a young age whose details are unknown while her third son Sekar is a mentally challenged person too. He was forced with drugs at the age of 13, which in later years has made him to this critical situation. Though he does not consume drugs now, his past bitter experience has nipped his future. She is the only source of income supporting her family with the wages of Rs.80/- to Rs.100/- per day (1.5$) she earns from selling flowers.

This being her family situation, her battle against poverty had worsened during the floods in November 2015, which had left her stranded with nothing. Her only shelter was left with full of slush and sewage which had caused severe bad odour. Lost household things she owned.

Our interrogation with Muniamma made us feel we had stepped in at the right moment who had needed our immediate service. Our volunteers’ first initiative was to clean up her entire surrounding and fixing proper roofing for her family. She is now very happy that she has a good shelter which will protect her and her family from the climatic conditions. 

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Society for Poor People Development (SPPD)

Location: Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu - India
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Society for Poor People Development (SPPD)
Raju Joseph
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Raju Joseph
Musiri, Tamil Nadu India

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