Dhyanapeeta Charitable Trust through its Nithyananda Global Community Initiatives (NGCI) has been successful in reaching out to flood affected people both in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. A team of NGCI volunteers from Andhra visited the flood effected areas in Mahabubnagar and Kurnool districts in Andhra. Immediate help such as food and clothing were provided by other organizations, but nothing beyond. The villagers are desperate to get on with their livlihood but unable to do so as their homes and agricultural land was washed away.
The initial step that was taken by NGCI was to assess the flood affected areas and decide what best can be done to help the people beyond the food and clothing that they had recieved.
The NGCI team surveyed 6 interior villages and decided to help the people construct shelter homes to provide basic amenities. These shelters will house about 50-80 people. The construction of the shelters will be completed by Oct 26th, 09, which will help the affected people to overcome the trauma caused due to the devastating floods. The team met with the local officials and identified the places where shelter homes could be built.
Following are some of the pictures taken during the first visit of the flood effected villages