Our Revive-a-Home program supports vulnerable households and families in need of basic subsistence, shelter, or housing assistance. We believe that access to food and housing are fundamental rights and needs that must be met to ensure safety, security, health, and basic human dignity. Access to housing and food reduces general delinquency and leads to productive personal, familial, community, and societal gains.
Current, Ongoing, and Past Projects
Ravaged by conflict and natural disasters, many Kashmiris put pressure on their families and extended relatives to shoulder their basic needs. This pilot program, launched in Ramadan of 2016, provided a complete month worth of food to 250 families in Tral, Kakapora, Pulwama, and Rajpora. Revive Kashmir and the Australian Kashmiri Association raised $22,500 to cover the cost. Our main beneficiaries consisted of widows, physically handicapped persons, and economically distressed families. We are currently exploring ways to scale our livelihoods efforts in the future to provide longer-term support. We plan to continue this project in 2017.
In partnership with Chinar Kashmir and Relief and Rehab Asia, we raised $16,000 to provide housing recovery assistance to three families hit by the catastrophic 2014 Kashmir floods. This was a short-term project aimed at delivering assistance in the immediate aftermath.