CTC Gaja – Update on First phase of Delta Rehabilitation efforts

First Phase of Rehabilitation

With all pieces in place, CTC’s delta rehab team is going full swing now. 3 teams of 12 contractors. 10000 thatch sheets. Target of 9 new homes per day till we complete our first phase of rebuilding a minimum of 100 damaged homes by next week.

At the end of Day 2 (3 Dec 2018) of our rebuilding efforts, our volunteers along with local contractors have completed construction of 9 homes.

Map legend: Blue – To Do, Green – In Progress, Red – Completed, Yellow– base of operations.

Moment of Hope !

On the late evening of December 1 2018, when the sun was down Our team had just completed rebuilding the first out of 100 planned homes as part of our delta rehabilitation plan. We found Nagammal, 80 years, blind widow, desperate on the front porch of her broken home a few days ago while scouting for the most affected by Cyclone Gaja. A week later, she is now living in her newly built home.

Thanks Ganesan and family for giving a small home to Kaliyamma (80 years widow with no family left) whom we found on a late evening during our scouting, lying on the road taking shelter beneath a tractor. This is the second home out of 100 planned in our first phase of delta rehabilitation. With bulk thatch procurement and reuse of materials we are able to build a 9x12ft shelter for approx 15K now.

Construction of our third delta home for 70 years old Chandra, widow with one disabled son at Elavanur near Sothiriyam, has been completed. One 12x9ft shelter consists of 80 eucalyptus sticks and 300 thatched roof sheets build in 3 hours by 4 labours. Thanks Muralidharan Parthasarathy for your kind gesture in providing a new home to the most needy.

Pooranam patty from Kelvattur Sothiriyam who was found sitting desperately outside her damaged home three days ago. Yesterday late evening she was lighting up a candle of hope in her newly built home which was full of warmth, thanks to all the volunteers and donors who made this possible.

Humanity touching lives !

A BIG thanks to two beautiful souls Nithin and Nishan (from Cumbum, Theni) who have donated their savings towards our rehabilitation efforts for the most affected people here in delta.

Media Coverage

Thanks to Puthiya Thalaimurai magazine for covering our initial relief efforts in the Delta region in this week’s edition.


Update on Monetary Donations Received

Donations received as of date is being regularly updated in Nisaptham website “www.nisaptham.com” under the title ‘டெல்டா’. Our sincere thanks Nisaptham trust for helping us out in this time of need.
Team CTC

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