Imagine living in a house for 10 years that is made up of tarpaulin and sticks!
The objective of my campaign is to build a home for one or more of the 14 families who are a part of the Boom Boom Matukarargal community. They currently live in a makeshift tent. The TN govt. has allotted land for them thanks to the efforts of the NGO - NGSO. It costs just INR 60000 to build one proper home including a toilet.
Let us come together and help build one home and transform the lives of one family. If we are able to raise more than INR 60000, the funds will go towards helping build more homes. So, please continue to fund my campaign even after it gets past the initial goal of INR 60000.
The govt land allotted is at Thethampattu village (Sreemushnan Taluk), Cuddalore district.
The nomadic tribe of Boom Boom Maatukarargal's are a group of people who made/make a living by travelling from place to place with a decorated bull, entertaining and fortune telling using what is generally termed a Boom Boom Maadu (Bull). One would have come across them singing, dancing and telling people’s fortunes as they pass through villages and towns. This is usually prevalent in T.N, Andhra, Telangana and Kerala.
There is a small community of 14 such families who live in a settlement in Cuddalore ( located 3 hours from Chennai) who need help.
- Their current living conditions are pathetic and will make your stomach turn.
- They lost their original homes during a cyclone.
- They currently live in flimsy huts held up by tarpaulin and sticks.
- They do not have access to a proper toilet.
- These homes end up in a foot of water during the rains & offer no protection.
- They have been living here for 10 years.
- Their quality of life and health also suffers.
The community is trying to eke out a living during the pandemic by selling Dhrishti Bommaigal. (Dolls that ward of evil). They are barely able to make a living and do not have any financial resources. They desperately need a proper house.
This community has been allotted land by the Tamil Nadu govt and they need to build a house on that. An NGO - NDSO has taken up this initiative to execute this.
- The Chennai-based NGO called NDSO is the one who has taken up the initiative to help all these families.
- The aim is to build houses for all members of this community.
- The families will get a house made of brick & mortar with a attached toilet.
- The homes are easy to build ( takes 30-45 days only).
- The homes are low-cost and strong.
- The govt land allotted is at Thethampattu village ( Sreemushnan Taluk), Cuddalore district.
- This will dramatically change the lives of these families.
IMPACT: Example of a family that will benefit.
ABOUT ME :
My name is SUMAN GOPALAN, I am a concerned citizen who wants to make a difference in the lives of those who need help.
I was shocked to learn about the plight of this community. Not having a permanent home and living in such deplorable conditions really pained me. I remember the joy they used to bring to me as kids and adults as we have all seen them around at our homes, during festivals with their brightly coloured clothes and their bull.
By building concrete homes, we're ensuring they at least have a proper shelter and a proper toilet for life. This will dramatically change their lives by giving them security and some permanency.
What also motivated me was the cost of the homes. The fact that just INR 60000 is what is required to change their lives is amazing. These homes can be built in 30-45 days.
Let's come together and give them a secure future with a permanent home.
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ABOUT THE NGO
NETWORKING & DEVELOPMENT CENTRE FOR SERVICE ORGANISATIONS (NDSO)
NDSO started as Ennangalin Sangamam in the year 2005 in Chennai. It was a forum to identify, unite and facilitate networking among service-minded individuals and organizations distributed across Tamil Nadu.
NDSO would like to endeavour on the overall development of the fraternal members for their progress through moral assistance and fiscal support in the execution of their activities Through travels spanning hundreds of villages over the last 13 years, the team has been able to build a network of 1,500+ NGOs and has obtained the goodwill of thousands of individuals. Several of the individuals that the team met were doing quiet work away from the corrosive glare of the news media.
Funding for this campaign is eligible for tax breaks as NDSO is a registered trust and you can avail of benefits under section 80G of IT act.
Will we get to know the details of who benefitted?
Yes. After the money has been collected it will be transferred by Fueladream to NDSO. We will update you on the details of the beneficiaries as soon as possible. Once we get this information we shall upload a report on the UPDATES section of this campaign. You will then get an alert & can read details about the beneficiaries.
When do I get the receipts?
The receipts will start getting processed about 4 to 6 weeks AFTER the campaign is closed and will be sent to you directly.
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