Help for a struggling family

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October 14, 2013 - Mundakayam, Kerala (MCID-112-13-14)
George Mathew and his family, consisting of his wife and 2 daughters are in need of our financial help. George has some land, which is not good enough for cultivation. His wife is not working, the elder girl is doing her post-graduation and the younger one is in 3rd grade.

With some difficulty, they started building a small house in his land. That is when disaster struck, with George gradually loosing his eye sight. As he was the sole bread winner of the family, they had to stop construction and also the elder girl’s studies. Hearing about their situation, the headmaster of the local school, St Marys school, Thekkemala collected funds amounting to Rs. 35,000 from PTA, church and other well-wishers. This amount was used for the first part of his treatment at Sree Dhariyam Eye Hospital, Koothattukulam. But now they do not have any money for the rest of the treatment, school fees for their children and even for their daily household expenses.

The house that was constructed partially is also on the verge of collapsing. Currently they are surviving with help from others, buying ration wheat for all three meals. MicroCharity came to know of this cause through one of our volunteers and decided to help with the house, treatment and education for the older girl. The elder girl has recently joined Nirmala College, Muvattupuzha for her Masters degree. Her monthly fee is Rs.3,000 including hostel fees.

October 14, 2013 - MicroCharity approves funds of Rs.68,000
Microcharity approves funds of Rs.68,000 – Rs.50,000 for the house and treatment + Rs.18,000 for elder girl’s college fees for 6 months this year. We will continue to support her studies by raising funds for next year fees in April 2014.
October 21, 2013 - Fund raising completed
MicroCharity announces the completion of the fund raising. Rs 68,000 is raised from 26 Micro donations in 7 days. We will be passing the amount to family shortly.
April 1, 2014 - MicroCharity approves funds of Rs. 33,000
George is getting better now; he is able to see better. His wife goes to work in a local tea factory and is earning Rs. 250 per day.

His elder daughter is doing well in her studies. She has scored an overall ‘A Grade’ in the first year. MicroCharity is supporting her with college fee of Rs. 33,000 for the second year.

April 13, 2014 - Fund Raising Closed
Fund raising is closed for this cause. Rs 33,000 is raised through 16 micro donations in 9 days. We will be paying the college fee directly to college.
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