In the Salem district of Tamilnadu, the livelihood of under privileged Arunthathiyar daily worker are highly affected by the continuous heavy rainfall and floods in last three weeks. In our working villages of Tharamangalam and Nanagavalli blocks, particularly, Chinnappampatti, Duttampatti, Periyeripatti and Narsukkadu, high flood enters the houses of these people. So the daily work people lost their houses and belongings to high floods and staying in nearby school buildings. The women and Children are looking for food and clothes. They struggling for daily basic needs. They have been recently relieved from the difficult situation of COVID-19 but unfortunately again the affected by the rainfall. They are highly vulnerable for water borne diseases such as fever and colara. So, there is an emergency to support these people to overcome this difficult situation.

RWDT involve the relief work for these victims. Hence, we request your support for these needy people. About 500 families are seeking support for one- or two-weeks livelihood needs.

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The director of Rural Women Development Trust, Ms.Alamelu Bannan, is a Dalit Arunthathiyar. Dalit Arunthathiyar is one of the most vulnerable communities in Tamilnadu. Most of them are illiterate and landless. They are working as bonded labourer for their livelihoods and basic needs. Alamelu is one of the girl completed her graduation from this Arunthathiyar community. She is well known for their right based works in the Salem district. She rescued many bonded labourers from brick kiln, stone quarries and Agricultural farms and rehabilitated with livelihood income generation activities. She has interests in women development, women rights and political empowerment Dalit Arunthathiyar women. She work against Child labour and bonded labourer and prevented many female child marriages and female infanticides. Ms. Alamelu Bannan has done her UG in Commerce and Diploma in Cooperative Training. Since she hails from Arunthathiyar community, she knew the problems of her own community & established RWDT & works though this organization among Dalits, Arunthathiyar communities in Salem district.

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