Our Indian Ocean Appeal for Tsunami Relief raised £18,000. Thank you.
Foundations for a new house
Tom Sutherland and Philip Matthew were involved in this project, but the main
task of co-ordinating the work at Sasthamkara fell to Chandra Babu, who is
now responsible for our CDSA project in the Western Ghats.
One of the finished houses
All of our nine families, five Hindu and four Christian, were ‘outnet';that
is people who fall outside the net of government housing provision.
The smallest of gifts makes a HUGE difference.
What we did...
We actually spent £25,000 which bought one third of an acre of land at Sasthamkara and built 9 houses, each connected to mains water and electricity.
Building in progress at Sasthamkara
Our houses were built to comply with Tamil Nadu government guidelines, which
include proper foundations, cement block rendered walls, cement roofs, two
rooms, a kitchen and a toilet.
“I was having breakfast
with my wife and children when the ocean rushed in uninvited...”