(from ONE magazine July 2006)
Tsunami Funds Disbursed
Posted: 26 Jul 2006
Thanks to CNEWAs benefactors, these fisherman can go back to the sea.
(photo: Sean Sprague)
The $965,555 collected by CNEWA for south Indian victims of the December 2004 tsunami has been disbursed, reported Thomas M. Varghese, Regional Director for India. The funds were used to build permanent housing for 163 families, care for children, including those orphaned by the disaster, and restore jobs lost. Not one cent was utilized for administration costs or overhead.More is needed. Mr. Varghese has identified additional projects costing $517,402. These include the construction of 64 houses, equipping 650 fishermen, and the installation of a drip irrigation system, two water purification plants and 130 compost pits.Tags: Tsunami