TPRF Grant Aids Recovery of Flood Victims in Mexico

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Last November, The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) made a grant to Compartimos Bienestar y Salud Para Los Niños Maya I.A.P. to aid people affected by the massive flooding in the Tabasco area of Mexico. To date, the grant has helped over 150 families with much-needed clothing and 40 local farmers with seeds for planting new crops.

Thank you for your help. We are surprised and grateful that someone who is not from our town would help us.

Last November, The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) made a grant to Compartimos Bienestar y Salud Para Los Niños Maya I.A.P. to aid people affected by the massive flooding in the Tabasco area of Mexico. To date, the grant has helped over 150 families with much-needed clothing and 40 local farmers with seeds for planting new crops.

In early November last year, nearly half of the state of Tabasco was under water. Serious flooding had destroyed roads and dikes, homes and crops. Some affected areas could not be reached for over a month.

A group of local friends of TPRF offered their time to help the IAP deliver the aid. They first arrived in mid-January in Acachapan, along the Grijalva River. Families had lost most of their belongings, and children were in urgent need of clothing. The volunteers traveled through rough terrain on dirt roads with a truckload of children's clothes. Within minutes of their arrival, a crowd of eager children and their mothers surrounded them. One mother, Marie Enriqueta, expressed her appreciation saying simply, "Thank you. The river took everything."

Speaking with farmers and villagers, the volunteer team soon learned that the greatest need was now fertilizer for the newly planted crops, at least in the areas that had dried out enough for planting. Two weeks later, more volunteers arrived with bags of fertilizer.

Alfonzo Carillo expressed his thanks saying, "With this help we can stop crawling; we can stand up and start walking." Another farmer, Heriberto Santos, said, "Maybe for you, a sack of fertilizer means nothing. For us, it means a healthy crop" and food for his family. Manuel Gonzalez said, "Thank you for your help. We are surprised and grateful that someone who is not from our town would help us."

TPRF advances the internationally acclaimed message of peace made available by Prem Rawat, known also as Maharaji. In addition, it helps provide the necessities of life for people most in need. The Foundation often partners with other humanitarian organizations to bring food, water, and rapid disaster relief where it is most required.

To learn more about Prem Rawat, his message of peace and TPRF's humanitarian initiatives: The Prem Rawat Foundation

Source: The Prem Rawat Foundation

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