Adopt a Village

Adopt a Village at Thonithurai – Successfully completed

Our “Adopt a Village” project at Thonithurai in Kuddalore District was completed in 2006. It was performed with the assistance of CREED (Centre for Rural Education and Economic Development) – an organization with standing experience in the development sector for more than two decades, in addressing the Tsunami Response Program in Chidambaram region of Cuddalore District in the state of Tamil Nadu, S. India. Click here to view CREED’s Project Completion Report. Thonithurai was rebuilt for 17 families. The construction work started in 2006 – the delay was due to government legislation in bringing out the final blue print plan. The past President of Handi-Care International, Mr. P. Shankaran, and Gita Sankaran visited the premises in January 2007.

Sulo Krishnamurthy & Dr. T.N Krishnamurthy, visited the village in Jan. 2009 to ensure that the villagers have settled in well. All the residents came forward to greet them and were all very happy. Each family had settled in nicely and most of them were gainfully employed.

Click here to view photos taken during the visit in Jan. 2009.


The houses were put under the names of the women of the families to ensure the protection of the women and children should anything happen to the husband or as a result of the husbands actions.Click here to view before and after photos of the 17 assisted families.

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