SFO Aids Tsunami Fishermen

Earlier this year SFO members very generously donated to our request for financial assistance to aid fishermen who had been victims of the tsunami.

It has taken some time, but working with local groups in India we have at last put the first boat to sea. The boats are bigger and more robust than the ones they lost. The cost of the boat, net and engine is a bit over £2,000 – it depends on the rupee’s exchange rate. We are hoping to be able to build another 5 such vessels for communities south of Madras. In addition, we are assisting in the repair of the necessary infrastructure so the boats can market their catches.