IBC Assists Fire Victims in India through EBMI
On 14 May, a fire from cooking in one of the huts spread through the tribal village of Eguva Bandarlapalli, Andhra Pradesh, India. Nine huts were completely destroyed while another 29 huts were partially destroyed. By God’s grace, no one died. The victims of the fire are without food, clothing, shelter, bedding, or cooking utensils.
The government has promised to build 38 pucca houses for the victims, but construction will take nine months. In the mean time, the families needed temporary tarp shelters to protect them from the hot summer sun.
Funds from the IBC’s Emergency Response (Urgent Needs) funds were sent through European Baptist Mission International to help with the situation. The 2940 EUR sent was used to buy rice, sugar, dall, oil, clothing, school books and bags, blankets, mats, tarps, and cooking utensils for the families.
photos by EBMI