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.
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,
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.
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)
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.
Dearest Mary ,
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,
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)
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.
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
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.