Shelter For The Poor In The Town Of Covalam
This shelter was competed in 1996 with the help of the people of St. Thomas More in Denver, Colorado. It was constructed with cement, bricks and plaster. The land for this project belonged to the parish of Covalam and did not have to be acquired. The shelter was designed by an engineer named Ignatius Fernando. He was retained by the Diocese of Kottar, under the supervision of Bishop Leon Tharmaraj. It cost $30,000.00 in U.S. dollars and took two years to build. It houses approximately 100 people, principally poor fishermen whose homes
have been destroyed by monsoons. It has a kitchen, bathrooms and shower rooms. It provides the following services: a place for the homeless to live, wedding receptions for poor couples, English instruction for children and various parish meetings.
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