I am working very closely with Kaushlendra, Founder, Kaushalya Foundation (KF)
for Bihar Flood relief work.
Sending this note as a matter of urgency. In Bihar, more than 150 people have lost their life and around 1.5 crore people are badly affected by massive floods in 17 districts of Bihar.
KF team is involved intensely in relief operations, reaching out to the flood affected people in Purnia and East Champaran districts to save lives and support people survive this dreadful situation.
We are falling in short of Resources (Money and Material) to do this life saving work.
Please do take it as an URGENT APPEAL to join KF in its campaign “Helping Hand” to provide help to people survive and live through this catastrophe. The situation is alarming and grim at ground. Numbers of death from flood toll are pouring in and those over 1.5 crore marooned in 17 districts of the state are living in hope of getting some help from you and us to survive this devastation
Below described KF’s three step model is being followed to do rescue and rehabilitation work in 8 blocks of 2 severely affected district Purnia and East Champaran reaching out to 10000 population.
STEP -1: In first step we are shifting people to local appropriate shelters (Schools, House of someone on upper land area, community/religious establishments ) Providing them the basic supplies including
•Dry Ration (Sattu, Chiuda, Gud, Milk Powder, Rice, Pulses)
•Basic Essentials (Candles, matchbox, Tarpaulins & ropes, Soap, bleaching powder)
•Community Kitchen: In affected area community kitchen are strted for people to have food
STEP-2: Second step addressess post flood epidemic. Here we will focus on
•Providing medical supplies and assistance
•Later on we would need to provide warm blankets for winter (starting November end) as people have lost most of their belongings.
STEP-3: Since the standing crops have vanished and people have lost their belongings, livelihood and survival is going to be a big challenge. So, we will be helping farmers and farm labours to do farming and will support through
• Farm Input (Seed, Fertiliser, Pesticide
• Training for low cost & Natural farming process
• Sowing machinery service
• Livestock rearing support(Feed, Shelter, Vaccinations etc)
KAUSHALYA Foundation(KF) is a non-government, non-profit organization aimed at achieving socio-economic empowerment of the rural and urban poor and underprivileged as well as developing youth of the state. A cohort of IIM-Ahmedabad graduates founds the organization to work for the holistic development of the resource-poor touching upon their livelihoods, education and health. KF has strong imprints through implementing work in Bihar while it has also given consultancy both across and outside India. KAUSHALYA Foundation is registered under FCRA act of India and all donation to it will exempted under 80 G certification
- Cochran Fellowship, 2012 ( United States Department of Agriculture)
- Grassroot Soldiers Award 2012
- Sankalp Awards, 2011 (Agriculture, Food an...d Rural Business)
- Villgro Awards, 2010
- Featured in the TIME Magazine
- Ashoka Fellowship
- Social Impact Award by Yourstory.in and SUN Microsystems
- Listed as Success Story by Govt. of Bihar
- GoI Subsidy announced for the AC Green Carts
- Included in India Today List of Top 20 Future Social Ventures
- Nominated for MTV Youth Icon Award