NGO to build, repair 6,000 homes in Kerala

With an aim to rebuild Kerala, devastated by unprecedented floods in August, NGO Habitat for Humanity India would build and repair 6,000 homes of those affected by the deluge.

The initiative is being taken up by the NGO as part of the second second edition of Jacqueline Builds - a unique campaign featuring Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez.

The second edition to be held in December, would focus on rebuilding homes that were fully or partially damaged by the deluge, a press release said.

The campaign would have Jacqueline Fernandez visiting few flood-affected areas in Kerala and volunteering to construct and repair flood-affected homes.

She would also urge her fans to come together to rebuild Kerala, the release added.

The Habitat for Humanity India is actively involved in the relief operations in response to the floods and landslides in Kerala.

In the first phase of the relief operations, the organisation provided First Responders' Kit, humanitarian aid Kit and bottled drinking water to 93,889 families.

In the second and third phase, it would construct and repair homes for 6000 flood-affected families in Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Idukki, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Wayanad districts and rehabilitate them.

(Agencies)