Houses Built or Being Built by Individual Donors

A very special thanks to individual Donors who are fully funding the construction of the following homes...

Mrs.Santhi Francis belongs to St. Joseph Church Chinnar a substation of Infant Jesus Church Elappara. The five member family,  consists of her husband, son and his wife , her mother and herself. They earn their livelihood through casual labor. In the rainy season they seldom get chance to go for work. The situation of casual laborers is really pathetic as the recession after the great flood is most severe in many parts of Kerala.

Mrs. Santhi had a house. But in the stormy wind and rain it collapsed and the damage is severe. The roof of the house is supported with temporary props. The house  is in dangerous situation and  risky to live in . They have 5 cents of land. This  family desires to rebuild the house and seeks the support of good hearted people.

Elsy  Benny  is a widow.  She is the head of the family. Her  husband  Benny at the age of  46 died 3 months before with an  auto taxi  accident. She has 2 daughters, Akshaya  & Akshara.Akshaya is 11years old , studying in 5th standard. Akshara is 9 years old , studying 4th standared.Elsy’s  father in law also  living with them. She is going for casual labor works. She has 3 cents of land ( Donated by a good man). But they have no house. Now they are living in a hut. Their life situation  is so sympathetic. They don’t have anybody’s help. She can’t make a  house without anybody’s help. They need a good house.  
Thank you. 

Loving Deb & Tom,

Hope you all are keeping fine. By the grace of God we are also keeping well. In many years my wife and four children are living with my elder brother’s family. I didn’t have enough money to build a house. My children can’t study well in that atmosphere. Now we are grateful to you for understanding our situations and gave enough money for the construction of my new house.

I am glad to inform you, by the grace of God the house construction is finished beautifully. Today, 27th November blessing and house warming is arranged. This CHRISTMAS will be very special for us. Our great dream come true. We are very happy for your CHRISTMAS GIFT. We are sending this letter along with your gift ie, photo of the new house.

We are very much grateful to the Almighty and you, for the help, that more than we have desired. We thank our good God that HE changed our sorrow in to joy. We pray for you and your family every day. May the Infant in the manger grant peace and joy abundantly.

With much love and prayers,
Vilson Peter

Dear Mary,

Hope you all are keeping fine. We are writing this letter with many many thanks. We don’t know how to express our thanks. We are grateful to you because you helped us to make a house through Weshare & VSSS. We are remembering you with gratitude and also praying for you. We got a good house with your good mind. We have desire and ask to God but HE gives more than that we ask. May the Good God bless you abundantly from his treasury.

The house warming was over . It was blessed by the parish priest. Now we are very happy. My children can study nicely now in this house. Now myself and children are very happy. I can’t make a house by me alone. If you were not there to give your help, I could not have made a house like this. Now we are happy to get a good house as our own. Hope you all keeping fine. Is your jobs are going nicely? Pray for us in your prayer. We are praying for you everyday. Once again myself and my children are grateful to you for your kind help.

Thank you

Rositta Lawrence

Mr.Mathew Moozhiparampil is from St.Mary’s Church Kurumulloor. He and his family are very active in the parish. He is one of the catechism teacher for many years. He is the Parish Council secretary. Unfotunately he does not have a good job and managed his family of 5 members by going for painting (getting now and then) and taking home tuition for the children in the evening. Mathew has good education (passed B.Sc.) . Now he is 51 years old and suffering from sugar complaint and uric acid problem swelling etc. More than four months he is at home and not able to go for work. He was the only bread winner of this 5 member family.
Family consists of his aged mother, his sister suffering from back bone problem and was abandoned by her husband, unable to go for work. His wife and 6 year girl child. They have a small damaged house and 4 cents of land. House is in a collapsing stage. He never asked for any help before. This family is asking our help to build a house. Let us join together under We Share to have a good house for Mathew.

My Respected Christine, 
How are you? Hope you are fine. What about your family and family members? How is the climate? We are remembering you every day. Please convey our regards to all. We are very glad to receive your kind help. We are looking forward to your visit to our home.
Now we are very happy to get a house as our own. Before that we dreamed for a nice house. We thought we never get a good house as our dreams. But now we don’t know how to express our gratitude to you, that is more than words. I submitted an application to VSSS. The application was approved and the director of VSSS granted us money for the each step of construction. Through these times we are praying together for the improvement of construction and for the Bishop Director and also for our sponsor. In construction period, God helps us to complete the construction in a good manner. Now we are happy in our house. I believe because it was God’s will, that He wants to give a house for us.
Christine, my father-in-law and his mother had gone for the heavenly house. Myself and my two children are keeping fine by the grace of God. They are studying well. Please pray for us.
I sincerely thank from my heart for such a help you have done to us. Let God may bless you abundantly.
With prayerful wishes
Jolly Joseph

Wilson Peter and his family are living with his brother in a very small house. His brother has his wife and a son who is married recently. These 4 members and Wilson’s 6 members, all together 10 members are living in a old small house and 4 cents of land . they are very poor. Wilson met with an accident at his work field and is unable to walk straight and do heavy work.

They are not able to find some space to sleep safe and unable to study calmly. If we can help them during this Lenten season they will be so happy. (Wilson's brother's son and wife are not in the photo so I have added an extra photo of them)

Beena Reji
She is a mother of two children: one girl and one boy. Her husband left her and the children six years back. He never came back and his where about is not known. The only source of income for the family is the meager earning the mother makes from house hold works she does in neighboring houses. 

Mrs Beena has 3 cents of land in which there is a shanty house. The present shelter is not at all safe and it may collapse at any time. She earnestly aspires to have a secure house for herself and her children. She is seeking the assistance of generous people to help her with this.

Dear Kathy& Mary ,
Here is the photo and thanks letter from Alphonsa George for her house. House is small and beautiful.Parish priest took great initiative to finish this house.Thanks to all of you especially to Mary. At the top of the front door it is written in Malayalam "House of Mercy"

Dearest Mary ,

I am Alphonsa George.  I don’t know how to thank you. As a widow  with my two girls I was living in the shed  even not able to dream for a good house to live in with my girls. I thank God and Mary  who sponsored my house and adopted me to the We Share program.
I thank VSSS and WE Share family. I thank Fr.Dennis who personally came to visit our family from Kottayam even though it is too far and difficult to travel to high ranges.

I am so happy to inform you with gratitude that on 15th January, 2017  we got our house blessed by our loving Vicar Rev.Fr. Mathew, who with many of the parishioners directly involved in all the process of the construction.

We are happy as if in a dream realized.  Now I am able to sleep safely in this house. We have a cow and a dog.
May Almighty God Bless you all.Thank you.
 Alphonsa George & family

Mr. Baisil Thomas (42 Yrs) is a member of St. Peter’s church of diocese of Vijayapuram. He has a family of six members: wife , three children and his mother. His wife Siji Basil (36 Yrs.). His three sons Bibin (15 Yrs.), Bimal (14 yrs.) and Bijil (10 yrs. ) are doing their schooling. The sixth member is Mr. Baisil’s mother, Ponnamma (67 yrs.). She has undergone a surgical operation recently and recovering from it. The third son Bijil is suffering from kidney trouble (Nephritic Symptom). Mr. Baisil is a casual(day) laborer.

Mr. Baisil and his family live in a rented house. The photograph is taken with the family members in front of the rented house.
He has a small plot of land (4 ½ cents).  He finds it very difficult to construct a house for his family because of the health problems of his youngest son and his mother. If assistance is given to him to construct a house he could save the money spent for house rent and be utilized it for the welfare of the family.

Dear Loving Aunt,

How are you? Hope you are fine. I am Shiju whom you helped me to have a house. Myself and all my family members are fine and extremely joyful to have a good house. First of all we thank God for his love and mercy towards us. We do not know how to express our gratitude towards you. Our words are not enough to express our thanks to you. To have a good house was our dream. Now by the grace of God it came to reality. We realize that it was impossible for us to have house with our effort. But we are helped by many good hearts like you. We could have this house with your support and the support of our Parish priest. As he celebrated the Silver Jubilee of his Priestly ordination he contributed some financial support for my house as his charity to one of the families who did not have a house. We too remember him in our prayers with gratitude. We keep you in our prayers always that God may bless your good heart and grant the reward for all that you do for the poor and homeless.

With love and prayers

Shiju and family

Lissy Roy is the parishioner of Manarcadu Church. Her family consists of her husband and two children and they are living in a rented house for 12 years. Husband Roy is a coolie worker. She had three children and her Elder daughter passed away. Her son Ritto is studying in 8th standared and the daughter Angel is only 2years old. They own 3 cents of land. It has been a financial burden to the family. So they can’t build a good home. They are lacking a proper house.

Joy P.M is from the parish of Mount Carmel Church,Thiruvanchoor. His family consists of his wife and two children. He is a Coolie worker. Elder daughter studying in 8th class and the younger son is studying in 5th class. They have 10 cent of land and the construction of basement for house is over. Due to the financial problem they could not continue. Now they are living in a shed.

Dear loving Aunt,

How are you? Hope you are fine by the grace of God. I do not know how to express my gratitude. Really I and my family members are so happy for we could construct a house with your help. Really we experience the work and love of God through you. I ask you excuse for my delay to finish. Since my wife was suffering due to heart problem we had to go to hospital so I was late to finish. Now she is oK. Doctor asked to take rest. My children are studying. Their class was started on June first. Their first term exams are coming near so they are busy with their studies. Ones again we thank you for your great help for us.

We realize that it was with your help that we could finish the construction of our house. We pray for you that God may reward you for all your generosity.

With lot of love

Manoj & Family

Dear Loving Aunt,

How are you? Hope you are fine. I am Else whom you helped me to have a house. Myself and all my family members are fine and extremely happy l to have a good house. First of all we are grateful God for His tender love and mercy towards us. We do not have words to express our gratitude towards you. We are before you with joined hands. It was our dream to have a good house. Now it came to in reality. We realize that it was impossible for us to have a house with our effort. But we are helped by many good hearts like you. We could have this house with your support and the support of our Parish priest. We remember and pray with gratitude our Parish priest and all those who contributed to have a house for us. We keep you in our prayers always that God may bless your good heart and grant the reward for all that you do for the poor and homeless.

With love and prayers


Dear loving Aunty ,

Loving greetings and prayerful wishes from Babu Pambanar. I am glad to write this letter to you. Whenever I enter my house I thank God for the person of yourself. Only because of your love and concern my family could live in a beautiful house. It was only in our imagination but you made it possible. We thank God for you and all your undertakings. I am sending you the photo of our new house. I am proud to say others about you that you are Gods gift to me and my family. We will remember you in our daily prayers. We can't live a day without thinking of your concern because we are living in a house which you gifted for us. We are fine and doing well. Keep us also in your prayers. Once again thank you so much.

With lots of love and prayers,
Babu Pambanar

Dear LovingFamily,

How are you all? I do not know how to express our gratitude towards you for your great help. I write this letter with great joy for receiving the help for the construction of our house. Still I am very sad for the death of my husband. My husband died on 8-11-2015 due to cardiac attack. When he died the construction of our house was going on. He had great desire to have a good house but he could not see a new house and to live there. My daughter is 4 years old. Now my daughter and myself are at home. It is your help that we could have a good house. We are really grateful to you. We keep you all in our prayers and we ask you to pray for me, my daughter and for the departed soul of my husband.

With lot of prayers and love,

Jancy Biju (Wife of Biju Xavier)


Dear Mary,

I am Manjumol K P. I completed  my house construction. I am sending the thanksgiving letter and photo of new house.

While I am in despair, thought of nobody will help me,  my house was destroyed, I got your help. Hence I thought , I have somebody. God  send you as a Seraph for me to help. So, I am grateful to you and VSSS.

Now myself and my family are very happy. This year Christmas celebration was very important in our life. It is a memorable event for us. This new house is a great relief for me. My children and parents  are also very happy. I could build a two storied house through your help. My children are  studying well. They are also studying Catechism. We are actively participating  each program’s in our parish. My parents are old. But they are in good health.

Every day we will pray for you and your family. We have great desire to see you. But in my prayer I can see you. May the Child Jesus bless you and grand you goodness throughout your life.

With love and prayers,

Manjumol K P.

 Johnson Joseph, Nelliparambil (H), Kavungumprayar P O Puramattom was a parishnor of Little Flower Church, Madathumbhagom in the diocese of Vijayapuram. His family had six members; he himself, wife and four children. All the children are in the age group of 9 to 12 and doing their schooling. Elder Children Bijin and Binin are twines and are in eighth standard. The third one Bibin is in seventh standard. The last one,Bijish is in fourth standard. His youngest child, who stays with his aunt, suffers from falling of hair from head in round patches; the reason for which is not yet diagnosed. This child is not there in the photograph shown. Mr. Johnson was an Auto rickshaw driver and the only bread winner for the family. Every week, from his frugal income, he had to spend Rs. 600/- for the treatment of his wife as she has uterus complaint.
Unfortunately Mr. Johnson committed suicide one week back and left the family without support.
Mr. Johnson’s family dwells in a rented house but has a small plot of land nearby. They desire to construct a small house but find it hard to save money for this purpose. Johnson’s wife Binu Santhosh a house wife is now compelled to seek means of income to support the family

Philomina is a widow. Her husband was dead seven years back.  She works as a house maid. Her first daughter is working In a Private Company from where she gets less Salary. Her second daughter is a heart patient and had undergone an operation. So she cannot do any hard work. Her son is going I a press. They have 4cents of land and a make shift house which cannot be called as a house.

Joseph V.U the head of the family is a casual laborer. His family consists of his wife and two Children.They have 6 ½ cents of land. At present they are living I a shed which is covered with plastic. His children are studying.

Dear  Christine,

May  the  God  bless  you.  How  are you?  Hope  you  are  keeping  fine.  What  about  your  family?  Are  you  all  keeping  fine?   I  am  writing  this  letter  with  my  whole  hearted  thanks  for  you.  Because  I  am  belonging  to  a  poor  family.  We  didn't  have  a  good  house.  And  also  I  could  not  make  a  house  alone.  In  this  situation  my  God  sent  you  to  me  through  VSSS  with  your  help. With  your  help  I  could  made  a  good  house. It  is  the  great  event  for  us. Now  myself  and  family  members  are  in  very  happy.  We  are  standing  before the  God  and  you  with  gratitude.

We  all  are  keeping  fine.  My  children  can  study and  take  rest  in  this  new  house. So  they  are  happy. We  are  attending  the  Holy  Mass  each  day  and  participating in  all  the  activities  of  our  parish.  We  will  pray  for  you  everyday  in  our  family  prayer.  We  can’t  forget  you. We  have  great  desire  to  see  you.  May  the  God  grant  us  our  desire.

Please  pray  for  us  also.  We  are  sending  the  photo  of  new  house  along  with  this  letter. May  God  be  bless  you.

With  much  love  and  prayers

Retheesh  Vagamon.

Joseph Raj is the only bread winner of the family. His wife is a heart and Kidney patient. So his earning is not enough for her treatment  and to manage his family. His daughter also at the age of marriage so he has to earn for her dowry.  His daughter finished her studies in computer still she did not find a job. They have 10 cents of land.