26 August 2005 — Alappuzha District, Kerala
The Ashram has finished the construction of all the houses it is building for tsunami victims in the Alappuzha District of Kerala. Next week, the Ashram will hand over the completed houses to the government, and they, in turn, will distribute them to the recipients. The Ashram has built 150 houses in Alappuzha, which is just to the north of the Amritapuri. The Ashram handed over the first 88 of these houses in June, and now the remaining 62 have been completed. Of this final batch, 58 houses have two storeys; the recipients were given the choice of having one or two floors.