PARTS OF TAMIL NADU HAVE BEEN SEVERELY IMPACTED BY CYCLONE GAJA. IN AREAS AROUND KODAIKANAL MANY TRIBALS HAVE HAD THEIR HOMES DESTROYED. THIS CAMPAIGN AIMS AT RAISING FUNDS TO REBUILD THEIR HOMES AND GIVE THEM HOPE TO GET BACK TO A NORMAL LIFE. THEY WILL OTHERWISE BE HOMELESS.
The cyclone has caused untold misery, destruction and devastation. Thousands of people living in Tamil Nadu's twelve Cauvery delta districts have been impacted. It has killed 63 people and left hundreds homeless. You can fund this campaign using a credit card, debit card, net banking or by Paytm. Funding has 80G tax benefits and foreign funding is accepted too.
A NEW HOME FOR A NEW LEASE OF LIFE
Child Voice is a NGO that is helping with relief and rehabilitation to many of those impacted by the cyclone. There are 3 hamlets located at Kadal Kodai, Maliakkadu and Perunkadu where new homes need to be built. Child Voice would like to build 10 houses in the first phase. Our target is to finally build 34 houses.The cost to build one house would be INR 3.6L. The total area of the house would be 300 square feet & the cost per sq ft is 1200 INR. The costs are higher than normal as these tribals live in remote areas and the cost of transporting raw material is very very high to these places. The total amount we aim to raise is INR 36L.
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The devastating impact of CYCLONE GAJA in pictures:
Pictures courtesy Firstpost, BBC, NDTV.
The devastation in numbers :
Child Voice is a registered charitable organisation (NGO) working for the welfare and development of people in the Nilakkottai, Palani, Dindigul and Kodaikanal revenue Blocks of Dindigul District, Tamil Nadu, India. Since its inception in 2011 we have been focussing on issues like protecting children from violence and preventing child labor, child marriage and child trafficking in the villages. We support education, medical and legal services to the victims.Child Voice is running a bridge school in Perunkadu village, Kodaikkanal for tribal children, who are the first generation of school entity. We support education and providing enriched supplementary food for weaker children. We also provide livelihood support to the parents of the tribal children for supplementary income of the family.
Funding for this campaign is eligible for tax breaks as our NGO is a registered trust and you can avail of benefits under section 80G of the IT act. Foreign funding is accepted too. Receipts will be generated a little late ( about a month after the campaign ends) as most of our team will be involved in relief operations and there may be some delays.
How does crowdfunding work?
Crowdfunding in India is a relatively new concept & is growing very quickly.
It’s a concept that allows a large number of funders (like you) to fund an Idea or a cause or event by giving small amounts of money online. Fueladream.com is a crowdfunding platform in India that allows for such a pooling of funds. You can fund innovations & ideas on FuelADream and be the first to get these products or make them come true. You can also do a good turn by funding charities and causes through crowdfunding. When you fund a charity it’s more like a donation & you get small innovative rewards like a shout-out on an FB page or a thank you email from the beneficiaries.
What are the crowdfunding charges?
As it is a campaign for those impacted by a natural disaster Fueladream will only charge 3% of the total amount raised as fees. Payment gateway charges and GST would be extra.