Poornima Joshi, Food Relief for Tamil Nadu
Pondicherry, Cuddalore and Chennai in South India have become recent victims of extreme rains and flooding. Water brimmed upto the first and sometimes second floors of buildings leading to people losing their life’s belongings. Grantees Poornima B Joshi and Padmanaban are identifying small businesses to restore livelihoods using flow funds granted by TPP advisors Tara, Megan and Jennie. Tailors whose sewing machines were rusted were gifted new ones, visually challenged peanut candy sellers had their stock replenished with money to buy new clothes, a water bottle supplier got fresh stock as his old ones were unsaleable and many more in the pipeline.
GRANT AWARD DATE: February 1, 2016