West Bengal Freak Storm- 2017

On March 25th 2017, a massive storm, wreaked havoc in Malda, West Bengal. Hundreds of lives in nine villages were devastated in just 22 minutes and killed people and innumerable livestock. The storm damaged/destroyed several houses, crops and innumerable livestock. This has been financially devastating for the poor rural people. IDRF and partner-NGO Economic Rural Development Society (ERDS) joined hands to help the victims of this storm.

 

NGO: Economic Rural Development Society

The Freak storm unroofed and damaged 69 houses and the inhabitants were compelled to stay at others people’s houses or take shelter under trees. IDRF and ERDS joined hands to assist the victims and make them self-reliant once again. IDRF immediately sent two grants aggregating towards reconstruction of 31 fully damaged houses and repairs of 38 of partially damaged houses and for providing new livestock (one cow, four goats or four pigs) to 69 families in order to help them get back on their feet.

 

Reconstruction of house for Beneficiary- Ashalata Gosh of Majhra village in Malda District

 

 

Reconstruction of House for Beneficiary- Maino Mardi in Badnagara village, Malda District

 

Reconstruction of House for Beneficiary- Maino Mardi in Badnagara village, Malda District

 

 

IDRF’s Proof of Reliability

IDRF’s Proof of Reliability

IDRF is the recipient of highest possible rating (4 out of 4 stars) and that too for five consecutive years by Charity Navigator. It commended IDRF for demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency.  Only 9% of rated charities were able to retain 4 star ratings for 5 consecutive years. This is indeed a great accomplishment!

Read Charity Navigator’s President’s letter here.