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Kerala Flood Relief

    Project Updates and Activities

Re-living

Oct 2018

Area: Kunnukara and Puthenvelikkara Panjayath
Funds($): 1500
Activities: Punyam is acting as a gap filler in this project. Punyam served as a pathway for the families to resume making a living. We generated long-term jobs and hope for 25 families in Kunnukara. Our funds were mainly used for surveys, seeds, fertilizers, chemicals, transportation and labor.
Surveys and training in Kunnukara and Puthenvelikkara were completed.
Paddy fields of Kunnukara were plowed.
20,000 Grow bags were filled with tomatoes, eggplants, chillies.
Before and after pictures of our farms and our activities are attached.

Sep 2018

Pilot project started in Kunnukara. We are planning to expand this to 4 other Panjayths.
Areas : Kunnukara Grama-Panjayath
Funds($) 1500
Activities:
1 .Psychological support through survey by experts in the field
2. Trained women in driving tractors and coconut plucking.
3. Conducted over-night camps to bring back hope and happiness in depressed ladies.
4. Identified areas to develop agriculture and plant vegetables to generate income and produce for the affected families.

Rehabilitation

Mar 2019

In celebration of Women’s day Punyam would like to express their gratitude to BAMA (Bay Area Malayali Association) for extending their hand to help one of our families. With their help we are able to give a family, who has faced many hardships, a beautiful cow. This very special family’s main breadwinner is a young transgender girl, who stopped her studies to take care of her cows, hens and goats for a living. Her mother is a mental patient who is unaware of the father of her two children. Her biggest dream is to run her own farm. Thanks to BAMA, her dreams are that much closer to becoming true.

Oct 2018

Areas: North Paravoor, Thrissur,Alleppey
Funds($)-5000
Activities: We worked with 65 families to provide them with some immediate needs like: kitchen utensils, stove, motor, fan, bed sheets, medicines, clothes, blender, bicycle, cupboard, etc.

Sep 2018

Areas: Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Aluva,
Funds($): 10000
Activities: Educational/School Kits, Bed/Mattress Kits, Kitchen Utensils Kits were

Sep 2018

Stage 3 -September- 2018

Areas: N.Paravoor,Alleppey
Funds($)- 1000
Activities: Repaired two houses.

Sep 2018

Area: Palakkadu
Funds($): 500
Activities: Created job for 25 women tailors and distributed Punyam brand nighties and underskirts in flood affected areas.

Relief

Mar 2019

Areas: North Paravoor, Kottayam, Alleppey
Funds ($): 3000
Activities: Punyam distributed food kits for 100 families.

Feb 2019

Areas: North Paravoor, Kottayam, Alleppey
Funds ($): 3000
Activities: Punyam distributed food kits for 100 families.

Jan 2019

Areas: North Paravoor, Kotteyam, Alleppey
Funds ($): 3000
Activities: Punyam distributed food kits for 100 families.

Dec 2018

Areas: North Paravoor, Kottayam, Alleppey
Funds ($): 3000
Activities: Punyam distributed food kits for 100 families.

Nov 2018

Areas: North Paravoor, Kottayam, Alleppey
Funds ($): 3000
Activities: Punyam distributed food kits for 100 families.

Oct 2018

Areas: Alleppey, N.Parvoor
Funds($)- 1500
Activities: Distributed 50 grocery kits for no-income families.

Sep 2018

Areas: Aluva,Alleppey,Pathanmthitta,North Paravoor
Funds($):3000
Activities:Punyam distributed food kits for 100 families.

Aug 2018

Areas – Alappuzha camps for people from Kuttanadu, Chenghannor, Aluva, Pathanamthitta, Wayanadu,Chambakkulam,Punnamada, and Chenghamanadu.
Funds ($) : 20000

Reconstruction

Nov 2018

We started making nests for people who lost their homes. These are reusable sheds which costs only 1lakh. When they receive funds from Government for a new home, these will be reused . The cost effective sheds are designed by experts and help us to reach more beneficiaries

Oct 2018

Area: Alleppey and Thrissur
Funds($)-15000
Activities :Constructed one shed in Alleppey.
Approved construction of 5 sheds for identified flood victims from Thrissur and Alleppey(Kuttanadu)
Features of temporary housing are,
a. A bare minimum steel and composite structure which will be flood and storm proof for at least three years.
b. This can be added to a new house in future, either on side or top of the new house.
c. This can be erected quickly, say within a week of approval.
d. Can be fabricated at a convenient place, transported to the site and assembled in site, using nuts and bolts.
e. Can be used as a space for a commercial activity in future or can be sold by the beneficiary.
The proposed construction is having the following features
a. Length 16 feet and width 8 feet. These dimensions are selected since most of the composite materials like cement particle board etc. are available in 8 feet by 4 feet sizes. Depending on fund availability, the size can be increased in multiples of 8 or 4 feet.