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Help Our Village Panchanathikulam Recover From Cyclone Gaja's
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Need Rs.1,200,000
  • Sowntherya

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    Sowntherya Karthikeyan
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    This fundraiser will benefit

    Sowntherya Karthikeyan

    from Vedaranyam, Tamil Nadu


Our native place, Panchananathikulam - around 12 kms from Vedaranyam in Tamilnadu is one among the worst hit places by Cyclone Gaja. People are still staying at Relief camps and it has been more than 20 days since the cyclone hit our region.

We had raised a round of funds (3.3 Lakhs) from friends and family and provided sarees, blankets, mattresses, mosquito nets to 250+ families as temporary relief. We have made 3 trips from Bangalore to our village, with relief supplies and handed over to the affected people directly.

Our village is home to many Mango orchards, Casuarina(savukku) trees, coconut trees, Mahua (Iluppai) trees and many indigenous variety of trees, which are the main source of income for many farmers over the years. It sad to see these trees totally uprooted now and people have lost their livelihoods.

We are focusing on permanent and sustainable solution to overcome this loss and help them recover atleast to a small extent.
Your contribution will go towards:

  1. Donating Cattle - Goat kids and native calves.  - This will help balance the loss from trees and provide them with meagre, but daily income. Cost of a goat kid and native breed calf are approximately Rs 3000 and Rs 10,000 respectively.
  2. New native saplings for afforestation.
  3. Rehabilitation training on sustainable organic farming -  To prevent affected farmers from selecting hybrid/GMO saplings and chemical fertilizers.
We aim to uplift 100 families whose chief occupation is farming and have lost their livelihoods by Cyclone Gaja.

PS: We are not part of any NGO or organization. Just helping our ancestral place get back to its feet again!

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