Help families rebuild their lives this tax time
Make a donation this tax time and stand together with vulnerable families who need your support. Families like those in South Asia, who were devastated by record monsoonal rains in August 2017.
7-year-old Ratna Kisku (pictured above) stands in the ruins of what was once her home in the village of Mohonpur, Bangladesh. Her home was one of many destroyed by extreme flooding last August.
Your tax-deductible donation before June 30 will send help and hope to these communities as they rebuild their lives.
In August 2017, two-thirds of Bangladesh was underwater – no-one had ever seen such extreme flooding and life shattering destruction before.
Now, communities are struggling to get back to daily life after dealing with the huge impact and trauma of the floods.
Countless homes were washed away, leaving families exposed to the elements. Water supplies have been contaminated and crops and farms were washed away by floodwaters.
Your tax-deductible donation of $66 can provide food packs with ingredients such as oil, sugar, salt and dried legumes.
People like Ratna and her family have sought out mass shelters where families struggle to maintain their dignity in the face of lack of privacy and basic amenities.
Many people – especially women and children – do not feel safe.
Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, Caritas Australia has been working with local partners in Bangladesh, Nepal and India to provide vital ‘Emergency and Early Recovery’ programs. These programs provide vital support for the most vulnerable families.
Cash, hygiene kits, emergency shelter kits and mosquito nets are distributed to help satisfy immediate needs; while ‘Cash for Work’ programs give families the opportunity to earn money and to begin rebuilding their lives.
Recovery and rebuilding is a long process, and there is much work to be done. When we stand together with our sisters and brothers who have been affected by poverty and hardship, we can help them recover and rebuild their lives with dignity and hope. Access to food, clean water, adequate shelter and sanitation can happen, but it will take the compassionate support of kind people like you.
Donate before June 30 to claim on this this year’s tax return.
Donations of $2 or more are tax-deductible.