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Jan 25 2012

Helping families affected by Cyclone Thane in India

Damage after Cyclone Thane in India

Some of the damage after Cyclone Thane in India.

Cyclone Thane hit southern India last December, damaging houses and uprooting trees and electricity poles. Forty families in the CFCA project in Chennai were affected by the damage.

Sreekanth Gundoji, CFCA communications liaison in India, recently traveled with CFCA staff members from the Chennai project to see how CFCA is helping these families rebuild after the cyclone. This is his report.

When I visited families in the CFCA sponsorship program who were affected by the cyclone, I observed that most of the families don’t have concrete houses.

Their houses are in the urban slums of Pondicherry. Read more