In order to rebuild the livelihoods of surviving victims and protect children, we provide boats and fishing nets to fishermen; shelter for villagers, especially orphans, and medical/ school supplies.
Project is focusing on specific actions for about 300 tsunami victim families in four villages in southern India: three at Karunagapally, Edavanakad, Pallithodu near Kochi, Kerala, one near Chennai, Tamil Nadu (and initially one near Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, component now completed). Villages are located in ex-disaster areas. Fully resuming fishing takes time, and the burden of feeding the family still falls in great part on women. Many families need medical help and children need go to school.
1. Distribution of household utensils, kerosene stoves, baby food, clean water, fishing nets, flashlights, medical/school supplies. 2. Volunteer and community assistance to repair fishing boats/engines, build new boats, and train young fishermen
Positive long-term impact will be the result of prompt action/funding: when a safe environment is re-created with basic needs--proper housing, clean water, tools--people can work again and children can safely go back to school, key for the future.
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).
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