Care Today Fund

Care Today
A/c Bihar Flood Relief Fund


Rehabilitated the victims of floods caused as a result of river Kosi changing course, leading to massive loss of lives and properties

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In August 2008, a breach in Kusha, 12 kilometers inside Nepal resulted in Kosi River changing its course and flooding 993 villages in the districts of Supaul, Araria, Bhagalpur, Madhepura, Purnia and Saharsa in Bihar. More than three million people were affected and 2.4 lakh houses, either completely or partially damaged. Then prevailing underdevelopment also contributed towards the vulnerability of the affected communities and resulted in the death of 493 people.

Our efforts

  • Care Today Fund supported immediate relief efforts, especially by providing food, to 10,800 people living in the villages of Nawagachhia sub-division of Bhagalpur district.
  • Care Today Fund, in partnership with SOS-India, supported 51 poor flood-affected families in village Jorgama that enabled them to provide adequate care to their 150 children for three years under a ‘family strengthening programme’. The project provided adequate nutrition, proper healthcare, awareness and educational support to children and youth. The project also provided adult literacy and income generation activities. Six SHGs were also established under the project.
  • Care Today Fund, in partnership with Kutch Nav Nirman Abhiyan undertook Owner Driven Reconstruction Collaborative (ODRC) and constructed 89 houses for the affected families in Puraini village in Supaul district and 27 community structures, which act as models promoting appropriate construction practices. The project sites were visited by many officials, including Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who appreciated the initiative.

Photo Gallery

A house that was newly constructed by Care Today Fund in Supaul district
Care Today Fund provided cycle rickshaws to the Karmayogi SHG Male Group as part of addressing sustainable livelihood
Care Today Fund rehabilitated 150 children during the flash floods. Many of them were able to resume schooling through the effort
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar during his visit to a housing project in Supaul District
Community meeting in Jorgama community
Newly constructed houses in Supaul district, Bihar
Newly constructed houses in Supaul district
One of the model houses in the flood affected Kosi region
One of the reconstructed houses in Puraini, Bihar
Sh. C. Balaji Singh, Executive Director, Care Today Fund at one of the 89 houses constructed by Care Today Fund in village Puraini, Supaul District
SHG named SOPAN display spices_Under the Family Strengthening Programme, entrepreneurship were strengthened through Savings and Self-Help
Under Care Today Fund's Family Strengthening programme, Ms. Gulshan could start a small shop of her own

Donation Details

Care Today Fund received a total donation of Rs. 1,43,00,000/-.
We thanks all the donors who have contributed generously towards the effort.