PROJECTS FOR THE PERIOD APRIL 2017 TO THE END OF MARCH 2018
Through the generosity of individuals and families sufficient funds have been raised to continue the regular schemes. You may be familiar with these:
Old Age Home; Kattakkada – Rs 27,000/- per month (about £300 per month)
We expect there to be requests for ‘one off’ expenses in the year ahead and so the total will probably be greater by the time April 2018 arrives!
N.I.D.S. Pension schemes; 6 schemes in villages in the district of Neyyattinkara; each pension scheme has 10 beneficiaries.
Total = Rs 1,44,000/- for the 12 months (about £1600)
N.I.D.S. Cancer Care; help with the costs of treatment and medications for 4 patients –
Rs 25,000/- (about £280) over the 12 months
Pakal Veedu (Day Centre for elderly and lonely);
Rs !,50,000/- for the 12 months (about £1700) – 30 ‘mothers’ (elderly ladies) attend on the two days the centre operates (each Wednesday and Friday all year).
We hope to carry out a small number of special projects during the year as needs arise and according to funds!
Again, thank you all for your contributions and please look out for the newsletters that will appear in the website section ‘newsletters and history’. See also the ‘Facebook’ section for all the latest news.
David and Jane.