This is about Simon Antony from St. Jude Church Dhendicombu, He is mostly bedridden for 3 years since he had a stroke and needs help to stand and walk and can not really walk properly He is unable to communicate even. His wife Rita is a sweeper in a Village pre-primary school and she is the only earning member of the family. The Eldest son Abraham is also a patient suffering from spinal cord edema. He is also mostly bedridden and needs help standing and walking. Daughter Alphonsa is studying for a B Sc, They own land but the house is uninhabitable. This needy family needs our help to build a new house.
Chacko (Joy) is a parishioner of St. Peter’s Church Kumarakom in Vijayapuram Diocese. His family consists of his wife and 2 children. He is a casual (day) labor. His elder son is studying in 10 th standard and his younger son is in 7th standard. His wife Leelamma is a homemaker. He has 2 cents of land with a small hut on it. It is extremely difficult to live in this shed during the rainy season. Recently a big tree fell on the house and the house collapsed partially. Leelamma, Chacko’s wife, is assisting the parish priest with cooking and cleaning. Fr. Dennis, our former director of VSSS, is the parish priest of Kumarakom St. Peter’s Church who she is helping. It is a deserving family.
Lalichan belongs to St. Joseph’s Church Podimattom in Vijayapuram Diocese. His family consists of his wife and 3 children. His wife Lovely is a homemaker. Their eldest son is a higher secondary student, the second son is in the tenth standard and the youngest son is in the eighth standard. They have three cents of the land but they cannot construct a house by themselves financially. They are very poor. Lalichan is the only earning member of the family. They have been living in a rented house for the last fifteen years. He is asking for our help to build a house.
Girish belongs to St. Joseph’s Church Erumely in Vijayapuram Diocese. His family consists of his wife and 2 children. His wife Sandhya is a homemaker. The eldest daughter Dona is studying in 4th standard. The youngest daughter is a small kid. They have been living in a rented house for the last ten years. Recently he availed a bank loan and he could buy a plot with a small house in it. But the house is a small hut. It is in a dilapidated condition. Its roof, floor, and walls are broken and damaged. They are afraid to live in this house with their small children. He has a great desire to build a new house. But he is not able to do it with his very low income.
Biju K Y is the head of the family. He belongs to Mount Carmel Church Thiruvanchoor in Vijayapuram Diocese. Biju is a heart patient. His family consists of his wife and 2 children. The eldest son is studying in 9th standard and the youngest son is in 5th standard. Both are very clever students. Biju is a casual laborer. He is a victim of the 2018 flood. His house got severely damaged. He would like to reconstruct his house but because of the financial crisis, he is unable. Seeing his pathetic condition his parish priest is taking initiative. They would like to reconstruct it before the monsoon starts. He asks for our help.
Joseph is the head of the family. He belongs to St Boniface Church Pattithanam in Vijayapuram Diocese. His family consists of his wife, 3 children, daughter in law and a grandson. He is an auto driver. His house fell down due to the stormy wind and heavy rain on 3-9-2021. And a big tree also fell on the house. Now they are homeless. Rebuilding the house is a heavy financial burden for him. He gets a very low income from his job. He has 4 cents of land. He is also suffering from pulmonary disease. His wife recently underwent medical surgery on her stomach. His eldest son is working as a salesman in a shop. His youngest son has completed the ITI course recently. He is asking our help to build a new house.
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Mrs. Isabella is the parishioner of Nithyasahayamatha Church Chithirapuram (Munnar) in the Vijayapuram Diocese. She is a widow. Her husband died 16 years back in a bike accident. Her family consists of her mother and a daughter. She is a coolie. Her daughter is studying in 11th grade. She is staying in a rental house. She has 3 and a half cents of land to build a house. But she is not able to build the house on account of financial issues. She is asking for our help to build a new house.
Babu belongs to St. Mary’s Church Mundakayam in Vijayapuram Diocese. He was born deaf and dumb. Though they are married years ago, not blessed with children. They have 5 cents of land and a small house which was built 30 years back. Heavy rains of the last year caused damage to this house. It gets wet and the wall cracks when it rains. Though babu is a physically challenged person he is very hard working. He is going for rubber tapping in the neighborhood to find his earnings. They would like to build a new house.
Sibi is the head of the family. He belongs to Sacred Heart Church Amayannoor in Vijayapuram Diocese. His family consists of his wife, 2 children, and his mother. His mother is old and suffering from old age sickness. His elder son is studying electronics in 1st year. His younger son is a mental patient and under treatment. His wife, who is physically challenged, is receiving medical care as she underwent surgery for uterus-related issues. Sibi as well as his youngest son is taking medicine for some sort of psychological disorder. Both have mental issues. So he is unable to go for regular work.
His house was severely damaged in the 2018 flood. A huge tree fell on his house. At present they are living in a shed covered with tarpaulin and tin sheets. He owns 10 cents of land. It is his dream to build a new house.
Samuel is the head of the family. He belongs to Holy Family Church Edamon in Vijayapuram Diocese. He has 3 children, 2daughters and a boy. Daughters got married. His son is living in his wife’s house. So Samuel and his wife are alone. He is running a petty shop and it is going well. With the income from the shop, they can manage the household expenses as well as his wife’s treatment. His wife is a Diabetics and Kidney patient. He has 5 cents of land. His house is on a pathetic stage. A portion of the house has been demolished. At present they are in a financial crisis. He has a great desire to renew the house but it is unaffordable for him right now. Samuel is asking for our help to build a good house.