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Help Rabiun get Roof above her Head

Being a part of the Organisation (rangamaati) dedicated towards revival of Bengal's Handicrafts & Handloom we are always in search of Artisans whom we could include under our Sustainable Development Program .We have met Rabiun Bibi, a 52 years old lady who became a widow at age of 27 years,at a Workshop which we organised to train Young kantha stitch artisans at Shantiniketan. Ever since she been doing drawing and stitching from time to time for our organisation.

May 25th 2020 we got a call from her saying her house has collapsed as  the powerful and deadly tropical Super Cyclone Amphan hit West Bengal causing widespread damage worth over US$13 billion,  and that she has taken Shelter at nearby primary School near her Village with her Son.

We decided to pay her a visit to assess the damage and if we could be of any help.
The puddles here and there kept our shoes wet as I along with Sanjay walked down the zig-zag path that led to the hut of Rabiun Bibi.

She does kantha stitching and drawing for Kantha stitching. She was sitting outside her only Mud house that was damaged , dampened by the continuous rain. Heavy monsoon shower unleashed by severe depression has caused havoc damages in parts of Bengal .

 Talking to us She remembers the Nightmare  ",as it Continued raining heavily during the night,and as the mud house started creaking & cracking I along with My son got out of our rooms and took Refuge at the nearby Primary School, as at distance we watched backside of our house collapsed,I always feared the House crumbling on us, killing us" . Considering the recent incident of two members of a family in her village being buried alive and three children receiving injuries when their mud house collapsed in heavy rains her fear cant be overlooked.How Your Contribution Will Help Her:
With your help, Rabiun Bibi will be able to rebuild her one-roomed house which has collapsed from heavy torrential rain. The Roof needs be rebuilt as continuous water dripping from the damaged Roof has completely  destroyed the floor. The adjacent floor if cemented would allow her to sit outside and carry of the intricate stitching artwork in proper light without further damaging her eye sight. Additional funds would help her buy threads , fabrics and needles, tracing papers to carry on her artwork and earn with respectfully.

Her artwork is much appreciated and she would be able to sell her creations to the art crafts based weekends Market which is close to her Village and is thronged with Tourists being close to Shantiniketan , a favorite weekend getaway tourist spot.She has been working hard to provide for her family and to bear the education expenses for her Son , Rabiun dreams her Son to be a Doctor someday and treat people of the Villages for free.Her Husband expired due to post-operation negligence of the Government Hospital doctors & Staff.

Your support and contribution would help Rabiun not only to Rebuilt and Repair her house and stay safe but also continue having a fixed source of Income through her Kantha Stitch Artwork that is required to take care of her monthly expenditures and her Son's Studies 

Please feel free to share our campaign ,talk to friends and families and guide those who would be interested to know about our campaign and effort,until then take care and have a Blessed Life Ahead :)

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1st July 2020
The Covid-19 Crisis and Post Cyclone Amphan  Devastation In this hour of crisis — like any adaptive challenge — poses a choice...

Do we hunker down, turn away from others, and only care for ourselves? Or will we reset and turn toward each other, holding uncertainty together in creative and life-affirming ways?

That choice is at the core of our collective leadership work. It's a choice that we face every day, every hour, every moment. While the correct response includes the temporary shut down, cancellation, and limitation of movement and interaction, we recognize this as a time to build connection and resilience, not limit it.

We are extending the days to Collect Your Contribution, with folded hands we are requesting help/support from everyone in aiding efforts of basic rehabilitation to Weavers and Artisans of Bengal especially the North & South 24 Parganas where Cyclone Amphan made its landfall causing a great degree of devastation, blowing away their rural thatched homes and destroying agricultural land with standing crops.

Appealing to You to consider donating, contribute your bit & take an active part.
They need Your Help  Now more than ever!
The Covid-19 Crisis and Post Cyclone Amphan  Devastation In this hour of crisis — like any adaptive challenge — poses a choice...

Do we hunker down, turn away from others, and only care for ourselves? Or will we reset and turn toward each other, holding uncertainty together in creative and life-affirming ways?

That choice is at the core of our collective leadership work. It's a choice that we face every day, every hour, every moment. While the correct response includes the temporary shut down, cancellation, and limitation of movement and interaction, we recognize this as a time to build connection and resilience, not limit it.

We are extending the days to Collect Your Contribution, with folded hands we are requesting help/support from everyone in aiding efforts of basic rehabilitation to Weavers and Artisans of Bengal especially the North & South 24 Parganas where Cyclone Amphan made its landfall causing a great degree of devastation, blowing away their rural thatched homes and destroying agricultural land with standing crops.

Appealing to You to consider donating, contribute your bit & take an active part.
They need Your Help  Now more than ever!
Rs.400 raised

Goal: Rs.60,000

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