MKP Complex, First Floor, Main Road
Tharangambadi Post, Nagapattinam – 609313.
+91-9442205173 / +91-9843771435
Samuel Thomas T
The coastal district of Nagapattinam in Tamil Nadu was the worst hit in the state during the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004, accounting for three-fourth of the fatalities in Tamil Nadu. HOPE foundation not only rushed to provide immediate relief to the affected families, but we stayed back to help them rebuild their lives. We started schools, vocational training centers and a zero-interest small loan program to help people start new livelihoods. Our work in Nagapattinam, which is one of the largest relief & rehabilitation initiatives in the aftermath of the tsunami, continues to be the most successful model for HOPE foundation’s three-pronged approach to disaster management – immediate relief, mid-term measure and long-term rehabilitation.