AKP Delivers Disaster Relief to Schools After Devastating Kerala Floods in India

By: Sukeerti Raikwar, AKP India

INDIA | Kerala, commonly known as ‘God’s own Country’ is one of the most sought-after tourist destinations in India. It’s popular for its beautiful coastlines, spice plantations, backwaters and is bestowed with diverse cultures. During the monsoon months of June, July and August in 2018, the state received unusually heavy rainfall, which resulted in devastating floods across the state. Many people lost their homes, farmlands, family, dear ones, and livelihoods in this colossal calamity.

To support the flood relief and recovery efforts in Kerala, Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy along with A&K India utilized AKP’s disaster relief discretionary fund to supply LifeStraw Community water filters to 11 schools in flood-affected areas. The LifeStraw Community filter is a large water purifier that supports 75-100 people at a time with safe water and operates without battery and electricity. We are very thankful to our ground partner in Kerala who immediately came forward in support of this relief effort.

As Kerala is returning to normalcy now, we urge all to visit and help to revive Kerala tourism. Together with our guests, Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy is committed to rebuilding Kerala.