The Kerala floods have damaged large parts of the state, disproportionately affecting the most vulnerable and marginalised. Childcare Institutions like orphanages & shelter homes that provide care to abandoned / neglected children are amongst the worst affected, owing to - the damage to the physical infrastructure and the high number of children supported by the shelter home (~30-40 children). Unlike individual families that have just 2-3 dependents, orphanages have a disproportionately large number of dependents. Additionally, since their neighbourhoods that function as their support systems have sustained damage as well, their regular source of donations will be cut off.
With high losses and few avenues to raise funds/ support, many orphanages are in a desperate situation.
- Purchase of kitchen utensils/small home appliances - INR 6,000
- Purchase of large home appliances - INR 12,000
- Disaster relief grant - INR 30,000
Your contribution will ensure that orphanages and shelter homes affected by the floods are restored back to their previous condition as soon as possible, to mitigate any long-term impact of the trauma on our most vulnerable children.
My name is Gloria Benny and I have been working with vulnerable children for over a decade. After having been on ground the last few days, it is pretty clear that while a calamity of this nature affects all of us in varying degrees, it affects the vulnerable & marginalised the most. Through this fundraiser & the work that Guardians of Dreams does, the goal is to ensure that our children in orphanages don’t have to bear a disproportionate brunt of this, on top of their already traumatic lives.