Project information

Rebuilding Homes and Lives in India

This project will help to resettle a 1000 refugee families, affected by the 2008 Kandhamal violence, into their homes.

April 2012 - April 2015

Charity information: Jairah Funds

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  • Need


    During some tribal uproars in August 2008, 17,000 homes were destroyed and about 100,000 people were made homeless and displaced. Almost 5 years later and there are still thousands of people living in inadquate housing.


    The rebuilding and restoration of the destroyed homes will help refugees to reintegrate into their villages and regain a sense of security, home and normal live again - one family at a time.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Rebuild and repair destroyed homes and move displaced families back into their homes.


    » Work with the families, local masons and carpenters to rebuild the homes.

    What success will look like

    Success will be to have the 1000 houses rebuild and ca 6000 people regain adequate shelter.

  • Impact


    Seeing a sense of dignity, hope and normal living return to the people
    while families regain appropriate shelter.
    A sense of hope and restoration will come back to the community as the visible marks of the slaughter disappear.
    And overall health will improve (due to more protection from mosquito bites, shelter from rain and less hazard of disease spreading in the overcrowded houses).


    Unforeseen weather or climate changes. - this might delay the work slightly.


    We will send out reports on progress as required and put updates on our website and social media sites.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £487,800

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      Amount Heading Description
      £378,950 Fully destroyed houses 689 houses @ £550 average incl material & labour
      £108,850 Partially destroyed houses 311 houses @ £350 average incl material & labour

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Grant £2,850 Guaranteed
    Christmas Challenge £2,514 Guaranteed
    Donation £2,000 Guaranteed
    Fundraising dinner £1,000 Guaranteed
    Donation £500 Guaranteed
    Fundraising dinner £600 Guaranteed
    Grant £200 Guaranteed
    Grant £500 Guaranteed
    Donation £2,000 Guaranteed
  • Background


    The 3 villages in which we will be rebuilding and repairing houses are Badabanga Panchayat, Barapalli and Barakahama in Orissa/India.


    Through the house rebuilding, about 6000 people will be able to return from either overcrowded housed that they have been living in or inadequate and unsafe housing to a clean and stable accomodation.
    The beneficiaries are Christian and Hindu families whose houses have been destroyed or are derelict. Families with young children or vulnerable adults with the greatest need will be helped first.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have already rebuilt 30 houses, with another 13 currently underway and we have been involved in the digging of wells in India and many other projects. Our founder and other Trustees have been to India many times, building relationships and getting to know the roots and circumstances of the problems firsthand. Our partner The Good Samaritans have many years of experience in village development in Orissa/India. We have passion combined with experience and a commitment to bringing lasting change

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Ragbhir Ram

    Ragbhir Ram is the founder and director of Jairah Funds. His role is to raise the funds and evaluate and monitor the progress of the project.

    The Good Samaritans

    Our partner organisation in India. They will oversee and lead the project on the ground.

One of the destroyed homes

One of the destroyed homes


will rebuild an entire house for a family of 6

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