Thanks to you, these new houses are currently being built for families who either lived in a shed or hut or don't have a house of their own:
Mr. Joy is the parishioner of St. Mary’s Church Elackad in Vijayapuram Diocese. His family consists of his wife, 2 children and himself. He is a casual laborer. Elder one was completed B.com Course. He is a good singer. Now he is studying organ. Younger child is studying in 10th standard. Unfortunately, his house was collapsed due to the heavy wind and rain recently. Now the house is in pathetic stage. They can’t live in this house. They have great desire to build a good house. But he isn’t able to build the house alone. If we could help him, is a blessing for them. He is asking our help to build a house.
Sally Joy is a parish member of St. Martin De Pores church Adimaly. For the past 16 years, her son Amil is under treatment for kidney disease, in Thiruvananthapuram Medical College. He is studying in plus two and has to go for a checkup in the hospital every month. Her husband has not able to work for the last four years as he is suffering from stroke, there is no sufficient blood supply to the brain which in turn makes his one side weak and he also suffers from back pain. And the doctor said that he has to take medicine for the rest of his life.
As you know in the year 2018, Kerala experienced the worst ever floods in its history. Mr. Shiju is a victim of the heavy flood. His house got damaged. Since his house was at the bank of a river it was partially washed away. He stayed in the parsonage of the parish priest till the rainy season ends. This house was the only shelter for the family for the last forty years. Since his house was completely ruined , he made a temporary shelter.
At present his situation is very pathetic. They are in need of a new house. The torrential downpours flooded the basement and ruined wall and roof and some of the furniture. In addition, the heavy rain of last year also made more damage to the house. At present they reside in a temporary shed adjacent to the existing damaged house. Mr. Shiju is the only earning member of the family. He is unable to raise such a huge amount because he has to look over all the responsibilities of the family members.
Nino is a widow. She belongs to St. Mary’s Church Mundakayam in Vijayapuram Diocese. They are living in rented house. Her husband Joy was demise 10 years back due to heart attack. This incident was done , while she was in three and a half months of pregnancy period . Her family consists of her mother and her 3 children. Mother does not able to do any labor work. Nino is doing job in a chappal shop with small salary. Her elder son is studying in 9th standard ,second son is in 8th and the last one girl is in 5th standard. While , her daughter was in the age of 8 , she was abused by a neighbor man. The accused was arrested by the POCSO act( protection of children from sexual offence act 2012.
Nino has own 4 cents of land. Nino and her children need secure in their house . She is asking our help for her house construction.
Joy is the head of the family. He belongs to Sacred Heart Church Amayannoor. His family consists of his wife and 2 children. Elder girl is studying TTC (Teacher Training Course) in our Dioceses training center Mundakayam. Younger son is 9th standard student. They are very poor. 10 years back Joy met with an accident. Then onwards he couldn’t go for any labor
Manoj is the parishner of St. Mary’s Church Elackad, in Vijayapuram Diocese. His family consists of his wife and 3 children. He is a casual labour.He has 3 cents of land. But his house is like a hut with cover tar polin tin sheet. Their life is so sympathetic. His children are studying. Nimisha is 1st year Nursing student. Neeraj is in 10th and Nidhin is in 6th standards. All are good in study. His daughter is not in posted. Now she is in hostel. Later will mail you her photo too.
His household expenses and children’s study expenses depends on his small income. He face difficult to build a new house. His children have a great desire to have a good house as others. So they are so sad of this condition. They are very shame among the friends. But Manoj is not able to build a house without anybody’s help. He is asking our help to build a good house.
Shibily Paulson belongs to St.Mary’s Church Thellakom. Her family consists of her husband and 3 children. Her husband Paulson is a casual laborer. Children are studying. They are the members of Balavedy.
They are very co operative in parish activities. They have 4 cents of land. Their house is made with wood pieces and tarpoline. It is difficult to live with 3 children. They can’t built a new house alone. They are asking our help for a new house.
Roy is the head of the family. He is the parishioner of St. Joseph’s Church Chengalam. He is doing casual labour. His family consists of his wife and 2 children. His wife works as housemaid in nearby houses. She is also a sugar patient. His elder son Robin is having learning disability . The second son Richu is a 1st standard student. He has 8 cents of land. His house is very old and in damaged stage. Now it is very difficult to live. He can’t make a good house alone. He is asking for our help to build a good house.
Pradeep Thomas is the parishner of Little Flower Church Ranny. He is the head of the family. His family consists of his wife, his 2 children and his mother. He is a casual labor but not in regular job. His elder son is in 2nd standard and youngest son is in Lower Kinder Garden[LKG]. Their cooperation in the parish activities is very positive. They are very poor . His mother is old and sick.
The house they are living is in very sympathetic stage. It is like a shed. The roof was broken, it will leak in the rain. Most parts of the house was collapsed due to monsoon. They are afraid to live in while heavy rain and wind comes. Extra ordinary climate will affect this house. If so, most probably it will fall down. He has 7 cents of land as his own. He is asking for our help to build a new house.
Chandrabose is the head of the family. He belongs to St. Anne’s Church Pallivasal, Diocese of Vijayapuram. He was a tea estate laborer and retired from job and is sick . Now his wife Mrs. Elizabeth is earning for the family and she will be retired soon. Being estate laborer they have to go out of the house (pany lines), when they get retirement.
They have three daughters. One is a religious nun and another daughter is studying to become a nun. Their elder daughter Stella Mary is married but still living with them with her children. Stella Mary’s husband is working in Kodaikanal as a coolly. Her elder daughter is in 2nd standard. Last one is in LKG( Lower Kinder Garden)
In the present condition this very poor family will not be able to construct a house for them by themselves,when they get retirement. They have own land, 5 cent with proper documents. So it will be great help for them if we support to build a house. If they get financial support parish will try to support in the construction with labour.
Here is a photo in front of company lines where they are living now. They have to vacate soon after Elizabeth’s retirement
Here is another sad story of a widow who lost her house during this flood. Her name is Lakshmi 45 years old, sick, and she gave her one kidney to her husband who was a kidney patient. Even then he died ten years back. She has 3 children and 5 cents of land. She is not able to go for any work.
Only income of this family is the small earning of her elder son Mukesh 26 years old. He is working in the municipality. Her second daughter Sudhi is 25 years old with no job. She just finished her study. Last one is Sujithkumar, who is 22 years old. He is a degree student.
They are not able to reconstruct their house by their own. She asks our help to build a house.
In the picture to the right you can see two houses collapsed during the flood. A huge wall more than 12 feet high fell onto these houses. The two families were Baiju and Pennamma. See their stories below.
Baiju is the father of this house, 43 years old and a head load worker. Anu is the wife and is 35 years old. Abin Baiju is the son and is 13 years old and is a VIII standard student. Athullya is the daughter and is 11 years old and is a VI standard student.
They are also very poor. They have one and a half cent of land. They don't have any place to live in. They seek our help to re construct the house.
Pennamma is 65 years old and sick. She is very poor. Only income for her is the small amount of widow pension. She has one and a half cent of land. Her house was a bed room, toilet and a kitchen. Remaining part is the kitchen. Whole bed room is under these stones. By God's Grace she was not there when it collapsed. She asks our help to build a house.
Raju, 58 yrs old is a parishioner of SH Church, Amayannoor of Diocese of Vijayapuram. He is the head of four member family with wife a son and a daughter. He is a casual laborer and the only bread winner of the family. His wife Jaisamma is a chronic patient suffering from liver associated disorders. Both the children are pursuing education. This family had a small house to live in.
In the middle of last month the house they had collapsed due to heavy rain and strong wind. All of a sudden the family became homeless. Mr. Raju is incapable of constructing a home by him. He has approached us seeking help. It is a genuine case and deserves support.
Jose Antony age of 42 is the head of the family. He is the only breadwinner of his house. His wife is a house wife. Jose Antony is a coolly. Children's study expenses and house hold expenses are maintained only by his income. So, till now he couldn’t make a house. He is not able to build a house on his own. Financially they are very poor.
Mr.Reji is 36 years old. Living with his wife and two kids. He is a coolie and the whole family depends on this only source of low income from Reji for their daily bread. He is living in a small tent. They have 2 cents of land. This poor family is asking our help to build a small house. Let us join our hands for Jesus. Thank you.
Thomas [Monachan] is the head of the family. He is a casual laborer. His family consists of his wife and 2 small children. His father is a cancer patient. A part of his income needs is for the treatment of his father. Thomas' family is living in a small shed. He has 3 cents of land. The shed is not good for living. Their life situation is so poor. Thomas can’t make a house alone. He needs help from others. He is asking us for a house.
This family consists of Father, Mother and 3 children. Sebastian is the head of this family. His wife Beena is a heart patient . Because of a Heart block she did Angioplast . His daughter Reshma is assisting in an office. Second daughter Reshmi is a student of Dental technic. Third daughter Preethy is a BCOM student. His mother Thresiamma is also living with them. He has 4 cents of land. They are living in shed. He is a cooly .This is the only income of this family. He is struggling to meet the heavy expenses of children's study etc. They are actively participating in the parish. They are asking our help to have a house.
Mr. Kunjumon is a member of Infant Jesus Church. He is day laborer (Helper in construction works). This family actively participates in all the activities of the parish and his eldest son, Albin, is a 5th year seminarian. The house in which he and his family lived collapsed in the summer rain of May and now living in a temporary shed. He is in a dire need of a house. Members of Peoples Development Committee and parish have promised all possible things for the speedy construction of the house. Mr. Kunjumon and his wife together own 20 cents of land.
Mr. Paul Joseph owns 10 cents of land and had a very old house. Some months back that old house crumbled down and the entire family moved to a makeshift house (Shown in the photograph). He has found it very difficult to construct a house by his own. So he is seeking the help of some benevolent people to materialize his dream and provide a secure shelter for his family.
Here is a request from Joseph aged 79 years from the parish Nattakam.
Joseph has his 72 year old wife, daughter and her family, all together 7 members living in an old house in collapsing condition. They have 4.5 cents of land. Johnson is the only earning member. They are not able to find money for themselves to build a house. They beg our help to build a house.
P.A.Varghese and his family are very poor and consist of two daughters and the parents. They have 11 cents of land. The hut (cannot be called even as a hut) where they have lived for years is in very pathetic condition. They are not in a stage to earn some money to build a house.
P.A.Varghese is the father of this house. He is doing casual labor, even that he only gets now and then, and it is the only income for this family. His wife Reji is a mental patient. Salu their daughter is 19 years old and studying for nursing (She is not in the photo because she is staying in the hostel). Sandra the younger daughter is 13 years old and a student in the standard VIII.
P.A.Varghese has to spent a great amount for his wife’s treatment too. They are hoping for a house through “We Share”.
Mr. AneeshKumar is a member of Mt. Carmel Church. His family actively participates in all the programs of the parish and the diocese. His wife, Mini Aneesh, conducts a study center run by Vijayapuram Social Service Society in the rented house they have. Mr. Aneeshkumar has two children. The elder one a girl, Aleena (9yrs.), is studying in fifth standard. The younger one Albin (5yrs.) is a nursery student. He suffers from clotting of blood in brain and gets fits occasionally. For the last three years he is under treatment.
Mr. Aneeshkumar is a casual (day) laborer who lives in a rented house with his family. This family owns a small plot of Land (5 ½ cents) The house they use now has only one room and a kitchen. They have a great desire to build a house in their own plot. But the financial stringency is not allowing them to make a move towards the construction of the house. Moreover Mr. Aneeshkumar recently succumbed to dengue fever and cannot go for work continuously due to aches in all joints.
Villona is a Cooli worker. He belongs to Nedumkandam Kallar parish at high ranges. He doesn’t have a proper house. He has seven cents of land, at present he is living in a hut. His wife is taking treatment for Arthritis for long years. She needs other’s help even to walk. Their Son Sebastian Akash is studying. The long years of continuous treatment of his wife and at present the study of his son etc. are difficult task for him to bring up the family. When she is severely sick he is not able to go for work. All are happy to have rain but during the rainy season he is frightened because of the leaking roof, sickly wife and his son are the concern for him. If we are able to give a house for Villona &family they will be so happy and grateful.
Mr. Mathew George is aged 47 yrs. He is married and has two daughters. Mr. Mathew married a girl from an orphanage some twenty two years back and has a daughter and he adopted another daughter. These two girls are now past their teenage and pursuing their post higher secondary education. At present Mr. Mathew is a cancer patient and cannot do any labor. The family is sustained with meager income which his wife gets from casual labor. Because of his present critical condition Mr. Mathew is taken as an patient of Palliative Care Unit of St. Joseph Convent and looked after. Mr. Mathew owns a small plot (2 cents ) in which there is house – better to term it as a hut. It is a shanty and is in a collapsing state. They get protection from sun and rain with additional protection of tarpaulin spread over the roof. They are not in state to construct a new house by themselves. If they are included in We Share, it would be a great help for them.
Lizzy Joy is a widow. Her Husband died of cancer some years back. Even though she is sick she is going to work on some days to nearby houses to earn her lively hood. Her three children are studying. Youngest son aged 14 is a mentally retarded boy. She has also to look after her aged mother. She owns 13 cents of land but no house. This family is now living in a small dirty damaged hut.
Alphonsa George is a widow, she is having two girl children and one among them is taking treatment for Respiratory irregularities and mild mental retardation. Second one is studying for degree. She is having only three cent of land. At present they are staying in a hut.
Sibi is working as a driver for daily wages. He is the head of the family. His family consists of his wife and his two children. His son Sebin is studying in first standard and his daughter is only 2 years old. The income that he gets is not enough to manage his family and to build a house. He has 5 cents of land. They are living in a shed that which cannot be called as a house.
Antony K.J is the head of the family and is the only bread winner of the family. He is a carpenter. He has no regular work he works as coolie. His family is consists of his wife and his two children. His children are studying. He has 11 cents of land.
Augustin Antony is a casual laborer. His family is consists of his wife and his two sons. His children are studying, first one is studying for +1 and second one is in 10th standard. With his own effort he has bought ten cents of land in high range area. They live in a shed which is covered with plastic sheet since he cannot build a house by his own effort.
Thomas is the head of the family and he is a casual laborer. His family consists of his wife, two daughters and two sons. His children are studying. First one is mentally challenged and studying in a special school, the second one is in 7th standard, the third one is in 8th and the fourth one is in 6th standard. He has 3 cents of land. They live in the shed which cannot be called a house. His wife is suffering from some uterus problems.
James is the head of the family. He is sick since he had a stroke. His wife is suffering from hypertension. His son Sony is the only bread winner of the family and he is working as a home aide. His wife Sheeba is under treatment for the psychological problem. His children are studying . The first one is in 8th standard, second one is in 7th standard and third one is in 3rd standard. They have 10 cents of land. Their house is destroyed from the monsoon.
Joseph is coolie laborer and the only bread winner of the family. His family consists of his wife and two children. His wife looks after the house hold work and his children are studying. His son is studying for +2 and his daughter is studying in 7th standard. He has 3 cents of land.
Jomon is the parishioner of Little flower church Elikulam. He is an Auto Rickshaw driver.He has a father,sister and his wife.Mother has diedbycancer. Father Mr Joy is a daily wage worker and sister Meenu is studying computer. His wife Manju is a house wife. He has only 3 cent of land and has a small house which can not be called as house. It is made by tarpoline and some other materials. The house condition is bad and doesn’t have any facilities. They have a well but they lack toilet facility and electricity. So they need help for building a home.