In the year 2013, Andhra Pradesh witnessed heavy incessant rains in many parts of the state .One of our partner artisan groups,crotchet lace making women artisans; are based in Narsapur, a tiny township in the West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. Consistent rains across the state led to drastic floods in the Godavari river. Our artisans went through a tough time as they fought for their lives. Hundreds of villages had to be marooned in West and East Godavari districts due to the incessant rain and flooding of rivulets. Due to grim situation in the state, authorities announced high alert in flood hit area.
Along with our partner artisan group Godavari Delta Lace Co-operative, SETU carried out relief measures for the artisans by providing them essential items like rice, oil, dal, drinking water, clothes, blankets and shelter. In addition to this, a flood relief fund was also set up by SETU to help the victims.