Tatsat Chronicle Magazine

UAE Based Aster Builds 255 Aster Homes For The Flood Victims Of Kerala

August 29, 2022
Aster Homes

Aster DM Healthcare has fulfilled the promise of providing 255 homes to the victims of the Kerala Floods who lost everything to the devastating calamity.

Built by Aster volunteers with the help of philanthropists, partners and employees, these 255 Aster houses are spread across the state of Kerala

Handing over the keys to one of the beneficiaries, Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare said, “Natural calamities can devastate and uproot people — and that is what happened during the floods that ravaged the state of Kerala in 2018. Many people died and thousands lost everything including their houses on that fateful day when nature struck with a vengeance. Helping people in need is a value that is embedded in the DNA of Aster ever since we started the journey in 1987.”

“Our volunteers were on the ground for weeks providing medical assistance to help people in need. Later, to rehabilitate the people who lost everything including their homes, we made a promise to the Hon. Chief Minister of Kerala Shri Pinarayi Vijayan on 30th September 2018 at Trivandrum to build 250 Aster Homes. This was a mammoth task which was accomplished through perseverance and hard work of the Aster Volunteers, with support from like-minded organizations and people. We feel accomplished that today, that promise has been fulfilled with dedication of the last batch of the 255 houses to the beneficiaries by the Hon Governor, Shri Arif Mohamad Khan here in Trivandrum itself. We are happy that together we could walk the talk and deliver the promise.”, her further added.

After the floods devastated the state, Aster DM Healthcare was one of the first responders. The company announced Rs 15 crore as Aster Homes Fund for the construction of new houses and repair of damaged houses for the flood victims in the state. The Aster Homes project was announced in September 2018, aiming to build 250 homes for people affected by the floods. 60 Aster employees joined the initiative and contributed Rs 2.25 crore for the construction of 45 Aster houses.

The devastating floods displaced more than 54,000 people and over 400 lost their lives in the disaster.