Bharathi Trust - Tamilnadu Flood Relief (December 2010)

Project Brief: Villages in Cuddalore and Thiruvallur districts have been affected by the recent flash floods and torrential rain lashing across Tamilnadu (Dec 3-6, 2010) and need immediate relief help.
Project Type: Other (description)
Primary Focus: other (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: San Francisco
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Padmanava Sen
Project Partner(s): Siddamma E
Other Contacts: Santhosh Padmanabhan
Project Address: , 184/14C-2 Jayanagar,,,,
Tel: 91-9884080048(C), 91-44-655199
Stewarding Chapter: San Francisco
Dec 2010General FundsUSD 7000
Dec 2010General FundsUSD 13000

Total = $20000

There have been unprecedented rains and floods in the coastal areas of Tamilnadu. Bharathi Trust works in Cuddalore and Thiruvallur districts mainly. In Cuddalore district alone, 15 villages they work with have been submerged because of breaches or overflows in the dams. In the other villages also huts and temporary housing structures have been washed away. People have lost their source of livelihood as well.
About Bharathi Trust & the proposal:
1) They are long term partner of Asha (more than 10 yrs and close to 300K). Projects supported currently and in the past are below:
Austin has supported flood relief efforts in the past.

2) They have sent proposal to support 1336 families in two districts with food support 1000 Rs/family and more later on.
All these families are severely affected and in last 10-15 yrs, Bharathi Trust worked with them. So many of the kids got education in centers supported by Asha.
Relief efforts for severely affected families to provide food; plastic sheets for shelter, bed sheets, clothes.
Bharathi Trust is a non-profit development organization working for the cause of upliftment and empowerment of Irula Tribal communities living in the interior pockets of Thiruvallur district. Since 1990, it has been working among the Irula communities in more than 60 villages spreading over 5 Taluks of the District. It has been conducting a number of development programmes such as Sangam formation, awareness camps, liaison work with government for obtaining development schemes, day care services, motivation centers for eradication of child labor etc.

Bharathi Trust was started by Siddamma, the director of the Trust.