Helping a family build their house

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Nov 20, 2013 - Thekkemala, Kottayam, Kerala (MCID-115-13-14)
Shibu, Sheena and their four young children – the youngest a six month old infant – live in a tarp-covered temporary shelter. Shibu was an alcoholic. The family doesn’t even have proper clothing and the children are usually starving. Many well wishers have been working with the family to improve their living conditions. Shibu has finally quit drinking with the help of a priest and spiritual retreats.

The panchayath is providing a loan to the family under the Government scheme for homeless people. The panchayath has already paid the first installment to construct the floor, but the family couldn’t complete the construction. If the floor is not ready within two months, the panchayath loan will go lapse and further construction wouldn’t be possible. The panchayath will continue to support the construction only if the floor is complete within two months.

The family is in urgent need of Rs. 20,000 to complete construction of the floor within due time. The family has requested support from MicroCharity to accomplish their dream. Shibu has assured that he will work hard to complete the construction, and further support from MicroCharity wouldn’t be required.

Nov 28, 2013 - MicroCharity approves the fund request
MicroCharity approves fund request of Rs. 20,000. MicroCharity has also ensured that the fund will be spent only against the construction of the floor.
Dec 03, 2013 - Fund Raising Completed
Fund Raising completed for this cause. We have raised Rs 20,000 from 11 micro donations in 5 days. We will be handing over the money soon to the family.
Feb 20, 2014 - Update from the construction site
The flooring is done on time. We have received a picture of the family at the construction site. A proud moment for MicroCharity and it’s donors.


Jun 14, 2014 - Second Installment (MCID-111-14-15)
The construction is in the final phase, only the roof is pending now. The family is short of Rs. 30,000. The panchayath will release the final installment only when the family is ready for the concrete of the roof.

MicroCharity approves the fund request of Rs. 30,000/-

Jun 19, 2014 - Fund Raising Completed
Fund Raising completed for this cause. We have raised Rs 30,000 from 13 micro donations in 5 days.