In memory of her son, good samaritan donates land to the poor
Mannuthy: The dreams of a boy, who had an untimely death, is going to be fulfilled through his mother.
When Mary, former teacher of Devamatha school along with the students of the school built a house for the poor at Perinchery, Mary's son’s desire for a home to the homeless became a reality.
Mary donated 65 cents of land for this purpose. The handing over of keys for the houses that have been built in the first stage of the project will be held on Sunday at Perinchery.
Mary, wife of late Jose of Kuriyachira, donated land for free to construct houses for 18 families.
The houses will be built in memory of her son Jaymon who died due to illness at the age of 39.
The CMI church has named the place where the houses are constructed as Devamatha Province Chavara village.
Three cents of land were given for each family. Mary, who has been living alone in her house in Kuriyachira after her husband's death, entrusted Devamatha province head Fr. Walter Thelappilly to oversee the project.
Students of Patturackal Devamatha school, guardians and social welfare wing KESS, worked together to build five houses now. Among these, the keys of three houses are being handed over on Sunday.
Rs 7.5 lakh was spent to build the 680 square feet houses.
The house comprise two bedrooms, hall, kitchen and a sit out.
In the first stage of the project, the houses are being allotted to Subramanyan, Ancy, Soumya, George and Simon.
The students of Devamatha school found the money for constructing the houses by reducing the expenditure of their birthday celebrations.
Fr. Walter Thelappilly, Fr. Shaju Edamana, Fr Sinto Nangini, will hand over the keys of the houses on Sunday.
The construction of other houses are going on.