Help Widows Who Lost Homes

Raise Funds to help five widows in southern India who lost their homes during Cyclone Gaja

In November 2018, a cyclone hit the coast in southern India, killing at least 13 people, destroying or damaging nearly 1600 homes, and forcing the evacuation of more than 80, 000 residents.  A video of the damage can be seen in the following video: 
Cyclone kills 13 in southern India 

Tamil group from Winnipeg, Canada has identified five widows who were affected by Cyclone Gaja who need immediate help.

Here is the story of one of these women named Tamizharasi, along with the translation of her story:

"My name is Tamizharasi.  My husband died 10 years ago.  My son left me 16 years ago and I don't know where he is.  I lost everything in Gaja Cyclone, my house, cow and goat, and my belongings.  Please help me."

The estimated total cost to repair the women's homes and replenish some belongings is $5000.  This is a small amount by Western standards but a lifesaving amount for Tamizharasi and the other four women.  

There is pressure to raise the $5000 as quickly as possible so that the women have adequate shelter before the monsoon season hits southern India.

Your donations will be managed by myself James Manickam at and $1000 will be distributed to each of the five women to rebuild their homes and lives.  Any additional monies raised will be equally distributed to the five women.

Thank you for your generosity.

Donations (0)

  • Nicksan Alfred 
    • $50 
    • 9 mos
  • Suren & Poorany William 
    • $100 
    • 9 mos
  • Amalaveni Alfred  
    • $50 
    • 9 mos
  • donald deepak 
    • $20 
    • 9 mos
  • Thambirajah Vasanthakumar 
    • $30 
    • 9 mos


James Manickam 
Winnipeg, MB
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