Kottayam: The Archdiocese of Kottayam has built houses for seven needy families despite the crisis of the COVID epidemic. The houses were constructed for the families who lost their homes due to the catastrophic floods of 2018 as part of the flood rehabilitation activities envisioned under the auspices of the Kottayam Social Service Society, the Archdiocese’s social service arm. Chaitanya Meadows has identified seven families who lost their land and houses due to the floods and provided them with five cents of land and Rs 6 lakh each for housing.

Philip Elakattu, a member of the Kaipuzha Parish in the Archdiocese of Kottayam, built new houses on 40 cents of land in Kaipuzha in Neendoor Panchayath in the district. The KSSSS project was completed in collaboration with St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Chicago, in the Canaanite Catholic region of the United States. Kottayam Archbishop Mar Mathew Moolakkad handed over the keys of the new houses.

Thomas Chazhikadan MP, Mons Joseph MLA, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Kottayam Fr. Michael Vettikkat, Ettumanoor Block Panchayat President Saji Thadathil, Kerala Social Service Forum Executive Director Fr. Jacob Mavungal, Vicar of St. George Forane Church, Kaipuzha, Fr. Mathew Kattiyangal, KSSSS Executive Director Fr. Sunil Perumanoor and Assistant Director Mathews Valiyaputhanpurayil were present on the occasion.


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