Anugriha tsunami relief

Project Brief: This project is about working with few villages near Anugriha devastated by tsunami. Anugriha has worked hard to get the people up and going & has organized substantial immediate aid.
Project Type: Community Based Interventions (description)
Primary Focus: other (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Seattle
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Jayashree Janardhan
Project Partner(s): Raghav Kaushik
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , Anugriha Charitable Trust,3/31, Arasavanangadu,Sembangudim,
TAMIL NADU  612603
Stewarding Chapter: Seattle
Dec 2005SeattleUSD 27000

Total = $27000

  • 27 people died in the village due to the tsunami (20 km from Nagapattinam)

  • This was the first village Raghavan and Aruna (Anugriha) found where there were no cars standing or relief workers present. Larger villages had a glut of aid.

  • Only 10 out of 200 houses still stood after the tsunami. The village was completely destroyed.

  • The village was once prosperous (with over 85 boats). All have been damaged/destroyed.

  • Long term they were not greedy and asked only as much as they thought correct for us and fair to each other.

  • Fisher folk do not trust banks – they keep their earnings at home in small boxes that got washed off along with their homes. They are now left with none.

Anugriha and Asha-Seattle are in the process of also working with a nearby village similarly devastated.

Anugriha has worked hard to get the people up and going, and has organized substantial immediate aid.