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Please help rebuild Sundarban devastated by Amphan Cyclone

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Plagued by corona virus and ravaged by Amphan cyclone, Sundarban, one of the most impoverished part of the country, needs our support now more than ever. Even in the best of times, square meal a day is luxury for most living here. Amphan is one of the worst cyclone in the region in centuries. Sundarban has always battled with cyclones, but this is unlike anything the region has ever faced. Some islands have been completely devastated with the inundation of saline river water.

We, Kishalay Foundation (led by Biplab Das - IIM alumni, and raised in Sundarban), run early education centres for under privileged kids of Sundarban. Currently we are operating 24 centres in 7 villages of Sundarban. Adapting to changing times, we've been providing Food relief since the beginning of the Corona pandemic. We intend to carry on the relief work in terms of a community kitchen for the homeless, dry food, groceries for the devastated areas, and tarpaulins for sheds etc.

We request everyone to come forward for support to rebuild Sundarban.

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30th June 2020
Not everyone has to live equally, but every kid should have equal opportunity. With that in mind, today (30th June 2020), in continuance with our relief and rehabilitation efforts in Sunderban, we arranged a nutritional program for the little ones who are in dire need of nourishment. 37 children were provided wholesome and nutritious diet, which included organically grown bananas, mangos, free range eggs and other nutritious food. These food items were partly sourced from our all-women driven food project.  Kishalay Foundation has always taken initiatives to improve the life of children and this was another such program aimed to provide the malnourished children with some nutrition.

As always, thank you so much for your help! Your support laid down the foundation of these undertakings.

Some pictures of today's event below.









Not everyone has to live equally, but every kid should have equal opportunity. With that in mind, today (30th June 2020), in continuance with our relief and rehabilitation efforts in Sunderban, we arranged a nutritional program for the little ones who are in dire need of nourishment. 37 children were provided wholesome and nutritious diet, which included organically grown bananas, mangos, free range eggs and other nutritious food. These food items were partly sourced from our all-women driven food project.  Kishalay Foundation has always taken initiatives to improve the life of children and this was another such program aimed to provide the malnourished children with some nutrition.

As always, thank you so much for your help! Your support laid down the foundation of these undertakings.

Some pictures of today's event below.









24th June 2020
Today (24th June 2020) we provided relief to 3 different areas in Sundarban, namely Kamardanga, Sudhansupur and Ramkrishnapur. In the morning our first team went to Ramkrishnapur where we provided groceries to close to 60 families. The other team comprising of women-only volunteers of Kishalay Foundation provided groceries to around 25 families in Sudhansupur. In the afternoon, we provided groceries to around 30 odd families in Kamardanga.

The targeted recipients were the most needy ones, as identified by grassroot workers of Kishalay Foundation. With today's relief effort being successfully executed, we will put the mass relief effort on hold for now, as we focus our attention towards rehabilitation effort. This includes, pond revival (the ones that were damaged by saline water from inundated embankments during cyclone Amphan), sanitation, nutrition program for the kids, saplings and saline resistant seed distribution to farmers etc. Targeted relief will be provided only to the neediest, as required.

Over the last one month, right after the aftermath of cyclone Amphan, enabled by your support we were able to reach close to 500 families in Sundarban providing them with groceries, tarpaulins for shade, mostquito nets and other essentials. The heart wrenching saga of human crisis created by the twin onslaught of Corona pandemic and cyclone Amphan, was unlike anything that this region has ever endured. Whatever impact we made in the lives of these helpless people, who had little resource to fight on their own can only be attributed to the timely support that you provided. As always, thank you so much.

Some pics of today's relief effort below.

















Today (24th June 2020) we provided relief to 3 different areas in Sundarban, namely Kamardanga, Sudhansupur and Ramkrishnapur. In the morning our first team went to Ramkrishnapur where we provided groceries to close to 60 families. The other team comprising of women-only volunteers of Kishalay Foundation provided groceries to around 25 families in Sudhansupur. In the afternoon, we provided groceries to around 30 odd families in Kamardanga.

The targeted recipients were the most needy ones, as identified by grassroot workers of Kishalay Foundation. With today's relief effort being successfully executed, we will put the mass relief effort on hold for now, as we focus our attention towards rehabilitation effort. This includes, pond revival (the ones that were damaged by saline water from inundated embankments during cyclone Amphan), sanitation, nutrition program for the kids, saplings and saline resistant seed distribution to farmers etc. Targeted relief will be provided only to the neediest, as required.

Over the last one month, right after the aftermath of cyclone Amphan, enabled by your support we were able to reach close to 500 families in Sundarban providing them with groceries, tarpaulins for shade, mostquito nets and other essentials. The heart wrenching saga of human crisis created by the twin onslaught of Corona pandemic and cyclone Amphan, was unlike anything that this region has ever endured. Whatever impact we made in the lives of these helpless people, who had little resource to fight on their own can only be attributed to the timely support that you provided. As always, thank you so much.

Some pics of today's relief effort below.

















18th June 2020
Today (18th June 2020), we covered two adjacent areas of Dayapur and Gosaba in Sundarban. Two separate teams were formed and the first went to Dayapur where we were able to support around 30 families with groceries, tarpaulins and mosquito nets. The second team headed to Gosaba and provided relief to around 10 of the most needy families with groceries and mosquito nets.

The idea is to reach out to the most needy families who requires immediate relief, while we slowly turn our attention to long term rehabilitation effort, so that the distressed people are able to sustain themselves on their own. In that regard, based on the survey done by the grassroot workers of Kishalay foundation we are working on reviving around 50 ponds which were damaged by the saline water from inundated embankments during cyclone Amphan, killing fish and other aqua life form.  These fresh water ponds are lifeline for many living here, as well as source of sustenance in terms of fish farming, not to mention the ecological balance these water bodies provides.

Once again, all these efforts wouldn't have been possible without your help. Long way ahead, but can't thank you enough for being the much needed support.

Some pics of today's relief effort given below.











Today (18th June 2020), we covered two adjacent areas of Dayapur and Gosaba in Sundarban. Two separate teams were formed and the first went to Dayapur where we were able to support around 30 families with groceries, tarpaulins and mosquito nets. The second team headed to Gosaba and provided relief to around 10 of the most needy families with groceries and mosquito nets.

The idea is to reach out to the most needy families who requires immediate relief, while we slowly turn our attention to long term rehabilitation effort, so that the distressed people are able to sustain themselves on their own. In that regard, based on the survey done by the grassroot workers of Kishalay foundation we are working on reviving around 50 ponds which were damaged by the saline water from inundated embankments during cyclone Amphan, killing fish and other aqua life form.  These fresh water ponds are lifeline for many living here, as well as source of sustenance in terms of fish farming, not to mention the ecological balance these water bodies provides.

Once again, all these efforts wouldn't have been possible without your help. Long way ahead, but can't thank you enough for being the much needed support.

Some pics of today's relief effort given below.











Rs.415,005 raised

Goal: Rs.5,000,000

Beneficiary: Cyclone Amphan ... info_outline
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