MAUK to hold fundraising event to raise funds to build a home for an impoverished family in Kerala
Friday 26 November 2021 11:52 PM UTC
By A Staff Reporter
LONDON Nov 26: Malayalee Association of UK (MAUK) will host a fundraising event titled Festive Sangamam, Celebrating Human Resilience on Saturday 11th December 2021 from 7pm till 12am at the Southend Hall, Southend Road, London E6 2AA.
The funds raised will be in aid of ‘Pulari House Project’, which is one of MAUK’s Thanal charitable projects in Kerala.
The evening will be full of entertainment – music, dinner, drinks, DJ and dance. There are only limited spaces available. Therefore, booking in advance is essential.
MAUK Thanal’s house building initiatives in Kerala has already succeeded in putting a roof over four impoverished families, in less than two years.
Now they are seeking the support for their next house building project – M.A.U.K Thanal: The Pulari Project.
Pulari Muraleedharan is a 33 year old homemaker from Attingal, Thiruvanathapurum district in Kerala. She lives with her husband, two children aged 5 and 10 and her elderly mother-in-law.
Her husband suffers from cancer and is a patient of Regional Cancer Centre ((RCC) Thiruvanathapurum. One of her children suffers from severe asthma and requires a high level of care. Her elderly mother-in-law is too frail and deteriorating so cannot work.
This family are in a vulnerable position because they do not have any savings to fall back on or any relatives who could support them. Their only asset is the five cents of land inherited from her mother-in-law, where they built a a crumbling house with a makeshift roof.
During the recent heavy rainfall, the inevitable happened as this fragile home totally collapsed. As a result, the family currently live in rented accommodation paid for by the Parent Teachers Association of their children’s school.
The plight of the family was brought to MAUK’s attention by Biju B. G, a Hindi teacher at Pulari’s son’s school. Biju, who has volunteered to oversee the project on behalf of M.A.U.K Thanal, has already used his contacts to prepare a plan to build a 430 SQFT home.
The modest plan consists of two bedrooms, a lounge kitchen and a toilet. The estimated cost of building the house is Rs. 6 Lakhs (£6K). MAUK hopes to raise this amount through generous contributions from kind-hearted individuals so that together, MAUK can put a secure roof over their heads before the next monsoon.
“How much can you spare this festive season for a family in desperate need? Make a kind donation today. Together let’s help at one more family so that they too can share the joy of Christmas and look forward to the happiness that the New Year will bring”, said the press note from MAUK.