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Restore Orphanages Affected By Kerala Floods

Restoring flood affected Orphanages 

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.

 

Guardians of Dreams did an assessment and found that several orphanages across the district were submerged during the floods and sustained huge loss. Since a majority of them had their kitchen, dining & study areas on the ground floor, all furniture & appliances in these rooms have been broken and is now scrap. All kitchen appliances are unusable, beds broken, mattresses drenched & unhygienic to reuse, toilet block walls cracked/crumbling, important documents drenched & washed away.

With high losses and few avenues to raise funds/ support, many orphanages are in a desperate situation.

We would be grateful for donations towards -

  • Purchase of kitchen utensils/small home appliances - INR 6,000
  • Purchase of large home appliances - INR 12,000
  • Disaster relief grant - INR 30,000

Total budget per orphanage -  INR 4,00,000



IMPACT 
The funds raised here will towards the non-profit - Guardians of Dreams - which has undertaken post-flood restoration work across 5 orphanages by providing support across areas like cleaning/disinfecting, replacing all damaged home appliances, providing a calamity relief grant and support in procuring lost ID proofs.

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.

 








ABOUT ME: 
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.

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8th March 2019
Dear All,
 
2018 was particularly difficult for individuals who were affected by the Kerala floods. Several families, institutions and businesses are still recovering from the loss.
 
That said, we saw an incredible outpouring of love and support from all parts of the world to show solidarity with the people going through this crisis. You are one of them, and we are deeply grateful to you.
 
Your contribution enabled us to provide support and restore child care institutions (shelter homes/orphanages) that went under water. Given that such institutions depend on donations from their community, they were in a particularly frantic situation to find the support they need to ensure minimal effect on the lives of vulnerable children they support.
 
We have been able to completely restore these shelters to pre-flood conditions and your contribution has made this happen. Your support has been immense in this journey.
 
Thank you so much!
Regards,
Gloria
On behalf of Guardians of Dreams
www.godreams.org
Dear All,
 
2018 was particularly difficult for individuals who were affected by the Kerala floods. Several families, institutions and businesses are still recovering from the loss.
 
That said, we saw an incredible outpouring of love and support from all parts of the world to show solidarity with the people going through this crisis. You are one of them, and we are deeply grateful to you.
 
Your contribution enabled us to provide support and restore child care institutions (shelter homes/orphanages) that went under water. Given that such institutions depend on donations from their community, they were in a particularly frantic situation to find the support they need to ensure minimal effect on the lives of vulnerable children they support.
 
We have been able to completely restore these shelters to pre-flood conditions and your contribution has made this happen. Your support has been immense in this journey.
 
Thank you so much!
Regards,
Gloria
On behalf of Guardians of Dreams
www.godreams.org
27th November 2018
Below is a picture of the new Inverter provided to an orphanage. The inverter capacity matches the requirement and it comes with warranty/free service offer.

Thank you for all for your generosity. Your support has enabled us to keep our promise of restoring flood affected orphanages.
 
Below is a picture of the new Inverter provided to an orphanage. The inverter capacity matches the requirement and it comes with warranty/free service offer.

Thank you for all for your generosity. Your support has enabled us to keep our promise of restoring flood affected orphanages.
 
28th October 2018
Thank you so much for enabling us to support the Child Care Institutions (orphanages/children's homes) badly affected by the floods. Staff and the authorities of the institutions sends their utmost gratitude for supporting them. Our children (as always) is all smiles and super happy to see their homes restored back to previous condition - often to a state much better than before the floods. If you notice from the pictures below, we have ensured that appliances are bought from leading brands with warranty to ensure durability and is of large capacity to ensure they match the children's homes requirements.

Thank you for your generosity which has made this possible! :)

Next phase - we are getting ready to provide a relief grant.

Keep contributing so we can provide all the children's homes with a relief grant that will enable them to recoup some of their loss from the floods.

Refrigerator: Samsung 415 L 4 Star Double Door fridge



 

Crompton Motor Pump:





Thank you so much for enabling us to support the Child Care Institutions (orphanages/children's homes) badly affected by the floods. Staff and the authorities of the institutions sends their utmost gratitude for supporting them. Our children (as always) is all smiles and super happy to see their homes restored back to previous condition - often to a state much better than before the floods. If you notice from the pictures below, we have ensured that appliances are bought from leading brands with warranty to ensure durability and is of large capacity to ensure they match the children's homes requirements.

Thank you for your generosity which has made this possible! :)

Next phase - we are getting ready to provide a relief grant.

Keep contributing so we can provide all the children's homes with a relief grant that will enable them to recoup some of their loss from the floods.

Refrigerator: Samsung 415 L 4 Star Double Door fridge



 

Crompton Motor Pump:





Rs.1,390,757 raised

Goal: Rs.2,000,000

Beneficiary: Guardians of Dr... info_outline

Supporters (120)

AN
Alyssa donated US $1,690.84
AW
Ann donated US $50

Thank you for such a lovely trip to India.

P
Priti donated US $100

May this tithing add up my good karma to have a baby soon and reduce and negate my bad karma

CP
Chuck donated US $50
A
Anonymous donated Rs.17

god bless

Smriti
Smriti donated Rs.500