Home Sweet Home

Project Brief:
Project Type: Community Based Interventions (description)
Primary Focus: creating resources (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: CentralNJ
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Vivek Agrawal
Project Partner(s): Siddamma E
Other Contacts: Joydeep Acharya
Project Address: , ,,Pallayamkotti,
Tel: +91 44 65519972
Stewarding Chapter: CentralNJ

Asha Stars, if any:

Vivek Agrawal

Dec 2008CentralNJUSD 14018

Total = $14018

Community of Palaiyamkottai (village in south east India) re-builds their houses after every rainy season since rains wash away their mud houses. The community consists of 10 families (39 members) comprising of 23 adults, 10 children and 6 teens. Rat-Catchers by profession, they get paid by the farmers based on the number of rats they catch.

The aim of this project is to raise funds to build permanent houses for these families. This will give them stability, peace and happiness and help them to divert their time and energy more on their livelihood and families.

Home Sweet Home Brochure
Raise $12,500 by Dec 31st 2007
Finish construction of houses (10 in all) by end April 2008

Current Status

The target fundraising goal for this project has been met, hence we are no longer accepting contributions for this project.

We will keep updating this page regarding the progress of this project. Thank you for your interest and please feel free to contact us in case of any questions..

Your participation:

Your participation can be in multiple ways:
  • Contribute by way of donating money.
    Donation Information

  • If you were looking to execute a charitable project and are interested in this one then we invite you to lead this one. We guarantee the authenticity of this project and guarantee that 100% of money will go into the cause. Please contact us if interested (Note that it will not take up much of the time including the construction piece of the equation)

  • Contribute by being a sub team captain and having a target. Contact me if interested.

  • Contribute by way of spreading the word about this project to your friends and/or your coworkers.

Project Team:

Vivek Agrawalvivek.agrawal@gs.com
Raghunath Kottamasuraghunath.kottamasu@broadridge.com
Milind Joshimilind.joshi@gs.com
Manish Agarwalmanish.agarwal@gs.com

Project Address:

Village: Pallayamkotti; Taluka: Katumannarkudy; District: Cuddalore; State: Tamil Nadu; Country: India
Google map of Cuddalore
Detailed map of Cuddalore district (you can see Palaiyamkottai village in this map)
Official website of Cuddalore district
Wikipedia entry about Cuddalore

What will your money get:

$1250A House
$550Living Room
$100Door & Windows
$50Electric work
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. Please see below for more details about Siddamma