A small event was organized by FTF-I and SIPA, for the distribution of funds for the artisans who got affected due to heavy flood in Chennai. Mr Pradeep Krishnappa, Vice-President, Fair Trade Forum-India along with Dr K. Panchakshram distributed funds to the affected artisans and different members on 30th January, 2016 at the SIPA Campus.
More than 30 people from various producer groups and artisans attended the event, which included 10 artisans with Mr Chengalvarayan from Pulicat Palmleaf Co op Society, 5 artisans from TAS/Pondicherry with Mr Rajendran, Ms. Gnansundari from WITAWT/Gypsy Beads Centre accompanied by 2 artisans, Mr K. S. Prasad from Baladarshan and team of SIPA.
Cash support was given to the members who had lost their stocks and samples in the flood to rebuild what they have lost in the heavy flood. Mr K.S. Prasad from Baladarshan was also presented an amount of Rs 40,000 for the affected members in Baladarshan.
Artisans were grateful and thanked FTF-I and SIPA for this act of humanity, when they need lot of support.