Welcome to Kerala, one of the states of South India!
Many tourists visit our beautiful region of the district of Kannur and discover its beautiful beaches, our rich culture with its fascinating rituals, its dances, its music, its colors and its scents... It is one of the faces of India! But there are other realities in our country.
Great poverty is pervasive in some places, and that is precisely when us, Daughters of Charity, follow our vocation as Servants of the Poor in the spirit of Saint Vincent de Paul. In this year of the 4th centenary of the Vincentian charism, we are invited to meet the needs of the people we serve in a creative way.
What is our project?
Create in our House a small candle and soap making workshop.
That way, we will be able to offer diversified activities to the residents capable of learning new skills. Among our 45 residents, we believe that we will be able to associate 35 persons with the fabrication of either product.
The Sister who makes home visits is in contact with poor women and young abandoned students. In due time, about ten people from outside will be invited to take part in these income-generating activities.
Candles and soaps will be sold on our premises to the pilgrims visiting churches or some stores, and to our local communities! That way, we will be able to self-finance this project which is designed to last, while making some profits to help the poor.
What do we need?
In order to implement this project, we need to acquire the appropriate equipment such as candle and soaps molds, various ingredients for their making and furniture to work in our "training room".
Thank you very much for the support you will give to our project! Thanks to this income-generating activity, we will be able to help even more people in need!
I'm Jessy Kallarackal, Servant Sister of the "Marillac Bhavan" Community in Madathil. We are 4 Sisters, all engaged in serving the poor and the marginalized people in society.
Our House welcomes disabled people of various ages. Currently, 45 of them are being looked after and helped to get back on their feet by developing their potential according to their capacities. We also make home visits and are engaged in parish pastoral activities: teaching catechism to young people and preparing children for the Sacraments.