GENESIS AND MILESTONES
From 1972 to 1975:
  • · Food distribution to the poor sponsored by USA.
  • · Establishement of pre-school centres at 45 villages.
  • · Provided mid day meals to nursery school and unaided private schools.
  • · Food and medicinal support to the TB affected people.
  • · Mother and child Health service to improve the maternal health.
  • · Promoted Hygiene practices of the children and mother.
  • · Community Based Organizations were established at 40 villages.
  • · Awareness generation camps were conducted for the welfare of the community.
  • · Distributed seeds, plants and manure for improving agricultural produce.
From 1976 to 1980:
  • · Financial assistance provided to the poor villagers to initiate Income Generation programmes such as goat rearing, Candle making, Backyard poultry, mat weaving and kitchen gardening.
  • · Comprehensive Rural Development programmes for the integrated development of children, adolescents, youth and mothers funded by Terre dessHommes, Netherlands.
  • · Established Deepthi Candle unit at Varuthattu.
From 1981 to 1990:
  • · Food for work programme was initiated for the total liberation of poor man.
  • · Under this programme yearly we have constructed 25 houses, 25 wells, roads, waiting sheds and library.
  • · Provided irrigation facilities to make 250 acres of land fertile.
From 1991 to 1995:
  • · Established Women’s Organizations to mobilize the untapped resources of the community.
  • · Small savings practices, awareness generation programmes about the existing social issues and the support for the poor and affected people were the services rendered through Women’s Organizations.
  • · Credit union was the chief instrument of these women’s organizations. 32 credit unions were formed and operated successfully.
  • · 250 houses were constructed for the flood affected people.
  • · 200 houses were constructed in tie-up with Housing Finance development corporation (HDFC).
  • · 380 unmarried girls joined and benefited from marriage aid fund.
  • · Established KarunaiIllam:- A School and Home for the Physically Challenged Children, funded by TDH, Netherlands.
  • · Started AseerVidhyalaya, A School for the Mentally Challenged Children.
  • · AnderiHilfe sponsored funds for house maintenance (Roof tiling).
From 1996 to 2000:
  • · Save A Family plan funded by CIDA to support the poor families.
  • · Bishop Mar George Alencherry Silver jubilee Housing project for 25 poor houseless families.
  • · Relief and rehabilitation programme funded by IGSSS meant for food, clothing, shelter, and house maintenance and crop revival.
  • · A Geo Coir mate, Munchirai was established for income generation activities.
  • · MakkalNarpaniKazhagam was started to protect the agricultural labourers and other poor income group people from the financial crisis.
  • · As a pilot joint venture SHGs were formed in tie-up with Misereor, Thuckalay.
  • · Family Aid programme for the economic wellbeing of the poor families was initiated by Fr. Philip Vaikathukaran.
  • · People’s Wealth in People’s Hands programme funded by Caritas India was implemented.
From 2001 to 2005:
  • · Project initiated for the Empowerment of Unorganized Rural Women funded by IGSSS.
  • · Loan Scholarship for Vocational and Technical training programme funded by IGSSS.
  • · Millennium Housing programme was initiated.
  • · IGP, SPSD, EDP training programmes were conducted.
  • · Provided loan for initiating IGP activities in tie-up with RashtriyaMahilaKosh.
  • · Block level coordination committees and Panchayat level federations were formed to organize the unorganized women.
  • · Rehabilitative services provided to tsunami victims.
  • · SAFP, India adopted 50 families and constructed 50 houses.
  • · Launched Primary School at Christhurajapuram.
  • · Fishing equipments were provided to the tsunami sufferers.
  • · Subsidy Loans, low cost sanitation and income generation training programmes were organized under the sponsorship of DRDA.
  • · Purchased Aseer Auditorium for conducting community programmes.
  • From 2006 to 2010:
    • · As a part of Post Tsunami rehabilitation works, Constructed 51 houses, distributed fishing equipments to 300 beneficiaries in partnership with Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA), New York.
    • · Provided EDP training to 200 women and financial assistance to selected 32 beneficiaries for initiating micro enterprise as a pilot joint venture in association with CHAI.
    • · Under SPED project we have constructed 3 Ferro Cement Tanks at two different places to reduce water scarcity.
    • · Financial assistance also provided to 5 families for the private wells renovation work.
    • · 6 stone bunds, 50 soil bunds, 100 trenches were made to prevent soil erosion as well as to recharging ground water.
    • · Contributed Rs. 5000/- each to 10 families to renovate their houses, supported by SAFP.
    • · 370 SHGs were formed and linked with MahalirThittam. 10 sanitary latrines were constructed to avoid the spreading of communicable diseases.
    • · IDEA Project first phase was started to empower the health, education and livelihood conditions of women.
    • · Raskob foundation for catholic activities sanctioned funds to promote capacity building training to preschool teachers and group leaders.
    • · Extended the existing administrative block.
    • · NMDFC has sanctioned Rs. 25 lakhs for the economic empowerment of the marginalized women, 182 beneficiaries from seven SHGs got benefited.
    • · IDEA project II was initiated under the sponsorship of Caritas India for women empowerment.
    • · Caritas India also sanctioned Goat rearing project on revolving basis for the economic empowerment of the poor villagers.
    From 2011 to 2015:
    • · Inaugurated Angel Garment Unit at Palugal.
    • · Millennium housing project (SAFP) provided financial assistance to 16 houseless families.
    • · Project initiated for tribal development funded by Manos Unidas.
    • · New Thrust project was initiated to attain zero poverty through integral human development, 13 women were designated in Panchayath Raj Institutions.
    • · SMCA, Kuwait sanctioned housing project for 25 houseless families belonging to below poverty line.
    • · Angel Garments, Palukal Bagged Excellence in Organization Productivity Award from V-STAR Creations Private Limited. Ernakulam.
    • Dalit sponsorship programme
    • Beekeeping
    • Renovation of flooring and roofing at KarunaiIllam,
    • Recreation centre for KarunaiIllam.