Give Them a Helping Hand

Helping Hand is a temporary financial help program, given to families going through difficult situations beyond their control like natural calamities, medical emergencies or personal tragedies which are not of their own making.

The beneficiaries are known to the volunteers or ICON supporters who therefore can speak for their plight to the ICON community, on their behalf.

Become a voice to the voiceless!


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“Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.”

“Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others” and “Bear one another's burdens.”


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They need a Helping Hand

Volunteer/Contact Details

Status

1607 Brain Infection: N. A. Akhil, age 22, suddenly passed away from brain infection. He was the only earner of the family. The destitute family looking for financial helps to survive the loss. Please help. Read more.

Dr. Raju Varghese, MD/Dr. Joseph Injodey, Rajagiri
Target Amount: Rs. 100,000

Closed

Rs. 100,000 Paid

1606 Kidney Patient: Abdul Majeed, age 48, is from a poor Muslim family. Suffering from kidney disease and doctors recommended transplant. Wife was passed away recently with cancer. Family is in dire financial situation. Please help. Read more.

Fr. Gabriel/Reji Mathai Pathanamthitta
Target Amount: Rs. 50,000

Closed

Rs. 50,000 paid

1605 Heart & Kidney Patient: Soumya Shinu, age 27, is from a poor dalit family. Suffering from both heart & kidney decease and doctors recommended transplant of both. Married but husband abandoned. Family looking for financial assistance for survival. Read more.

Malayil Mathai, IN
Target Amount: Rs. 100,000

Closed

Rs. 100,00 Paid

1604 Kidney Patient: Rajamma Makkappuzha age 51 suffering from kidney disease. The dalit family is extremely poor, consists of husband who is a coolie and a disabled son. Rajammma needs financial help for medical treatments. Please help. Read more.

Malayil Mathai, IN
Target Amount: Rs. 40,000

Closed

Rs.40,000 paid

1603 Bank repossession of house : A poor lady named Mrs. Annakutty Varkey from Kandanad (Dalit) is unable to pay a housing loan and the bank is in the process of foreclosing the house. Please help her to avoid loosing their dream home. Read more.

Fr Abin, Kandanadu
Target Amount: Rs. 150,000

Closed

Rs. 171,100 given on 31 Mar 2016

1602 Broken Hip: Sosamma Mathew, Age (77), widow from a poor family, broke her hip, and heavily in debt. The family needs financial help to survive. Please help. Read more.

Fr. K. T. Jacob, Idukki
Target Amount: Rs. 50,000

Closed

Rs. 50,000 given on 23 Feb 2016

1601 Cancer Patient: Sunitha Shias, an young mother of two, looking for financial help to treat his son, a cancer patient. The family has to sold their home to treat their son. They need our support. Please help. Read more.

Sunny Somasundaram, Abu Dhabi
Target Amount: Rs. 30,000

Closed

Rs. 30,000 given on 23 Feb 2016

1514 Pediatric Rheumatology: Sevina Mary, Age 18 from Idukki. Sevina is suffering from SOJIA ( Systemic Onset Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis). Sevina has to take regular medicines which the family can’t afford any more. Please help. Read more.

Fr. K. T. Jacob, Idukki
Target Amount: Rs. 50,000

Closed

Rs. 50,000 given on 20 Feb 2016

1513 Kidney Patient: Cheriankunju Mankalayil, Seethathode, Age 45 years. Both kidneys damaged. The family consists of wife and two school going kids. The poor family looking for immediate financial help for weekly dialysis and future kidney transplant. Read more.

Malayil Mathai, IN
Target Amount: Rs. 100,000

Closed

Rs. 100,000 given on 13 Jan 2016

1512 Heart Patient: Chellamma Pushakaran, Age 58 from Idukki, widow. She is suffering from bad heart valve function. She was a coolie and her medical is not allowing to work. She needs help to buy medicines and assistance for operation. Please help. Read more.

Fr. K. T. Jacob, Idukki
Target Amount: Rs. 30,000

Closed


1511 Cancer Patient: P V Sunny, Age 50 years, formerly a driver from Idukki. Currently undergoing cancer treatment and unable to work. Family consists of wife and three kids. Looking for assistance to by tools for self-employment. Please help. Read more.

Fr. K. T. Jacob, Idukki
Target Amount: Rs. 20,000

Closed

Rs. 20,000 given on 18 Feb 2016

1510 Accident Victim: Gopakumar, Pathanamthitta, Age 29 years. Coolie. He met a horrible accident with serious head injuries. Gopakumar is from an extremely poor family and need assistance for treatment. Please help. Read more.

Reji Mathai, Pathanamthitta
Target Amount: Rs.50,000

Closed

Rs. 50,000 given on 9 Jan 2016

1509 Heart Patient: Amroz John, age 43, married from Gurunathanmannu, a remote village in Pathanamthitta now lives in Allahabad. Amroz have bad heart condition and need help for heart operation. Please help.

Malayil Mathai, IN
Target Amount: Rs.100,000

Closed

Rs. 100,000 given on 17 Oct 2015

1508 Cancer Patient: Sajimon C V, age 39, from Idukki, liver and stomach cancer. The family consist of wife, two small school going kids, and aged parents. He was a masonry worker and under treatment at Trivandrum RCC. Need Help. Read more.

Fr. K. T Jacob, Idukki
Target Amount: Rs.50,000

Closed


Rs. 50,000 given on 9 Jul 2015

1507 Kidney Patient: Benny Abraham, age 48, from Idukki both kidneys damage. The family consist of wife and three school going girls. Family doesn’t own house, wife works as migrant worker, coolie. Financial help needed for medical treatment. Read more.

Fr. K. T Jacob, Idukki
Target Amount: Rs.50,000

Closed


Rs. 50,000 given on 10 Jul 2015

1506 Heart Patient: Mariamma Samuel, age 56, widow from Seethathodu, Pathanamthitta Dt, suffering from bad heart conditions. Live with daughter who is a migrant worker. Husband passed away last year with cancer. Please help. Read more.

Malayil Mathai, IN
Target Amount: Rs.50,000

Closed


Rs. 50,000 given on 4 Jul 2015

1505 Accident Victim: Vivek Sreedharan, 22 years old, Anthimalankaavu, Thrissur District, met with a fatal accident in March, 2015. His father passed away and mother is a domestic helper; BPL family. Need urgent help for treatment. Read more.

Radhika Nair, IA
Target Amount: Rs.50,000

Closed

Rs. 50,000 given on 28 May 2015 Letter


HOPE 2015 Health Orientated Project Establishment (HOPE), Pilathara, Kannur is a charitable organization taking care of the needs of underprivileged and abandoned people from rural, tribal and urban slums. They need our support. Read more

Bala Sreedharan, IL
Target Amount: Rs.200,000
mPost

Closed


Rs. 200,000 given on 1 Jun 2015

1504 Accident Victim: Reny Chacko, 30 years old, from Kurichy, Kottayam looking for assistance to continue his treatment. An unknown vehicle hit him and he got seriously injured. The poor family didn't have money for treatment. Please help, read more.

George Abraham, Abu Dhabi
Target Amount: Rs.100,000

Closed

Rs. 100,000 given on 24 Apr 2015

1503 Kidney Patient: Ramesh Kumar, 40 years old, both kidneys damaged, is looking for assistance to transplant his kidneys. Ramesh is an intermittent driver and do not have the resources for the needed treatment. See the request, read more.

Denin Thomas, UK/Paul Mavely, PA
Target Amount: Rs.50,000

Closed

Rs. 50,000 given on 8 Apr 2015
Letter



1502 Accident Victim: Ajin Thomas, 30 years old, met a drastic traffic accident. He is from Idukki and had a meager job as a peon. He was the sole breadwinner, he has to support his parents and his younger sister. Ajin is looking for financial assistance to pay his medical bills.

Regi Mathai, PA
Target Amount: Rs.50,000

Closed

Rs. 50,000 given on 8 Apr 2015
Letter



1501 Kidney Patient: Soji Chittar, 27 years old, both kidneys are damaged. Soji do not have a job, mother is a widow who is taking care of him. He is looking for help to pay for his dialysis and interim medical treatment.

Malayil Mathai, IN
Target Amount: Rs.50,000

Closed

Rs. 50,000 given on 8 Apr 2015
Letter



Cancer Treatment: Jesly Prasanth, 11 years old, 5th grader from a poor family, looking for help to pay for her cancer treatment. She is from Seethathodu, Pathanamthitta Dt. Her family is going thru dire financial situation. See her picture and the request, read more

Malayil Mathai, IN/Fr. Solomon OIC, Bethany
Target Amount: Rs.150,000

Closed

Rs. 150,000 paid on 11 Oct 2014



Liver complication : Sajitha, 15 years old, 10th grader from a poor family looking for temporary assistance to pay medical bills. She is from Chickamangalore, Karnataka. Her father passed away and mother is an intermittent day laborer. Urgent need. Read more

Fr. Joby Jacob, Chickamangalore
Target Amount: Rs.50,000

Closed
Rs. 50,000 paid on 21 Sep 2014



Heart Operation: Saramma T.M, 24 years, mother of two small kids is looking for assistance for heart operations. She is from Vayyattupuzha. The family owns five cents of land a small house, the husband is a driver. Immediate assistance is needed. Read more

Fr. Solomon OIC, Bethany
Target Amount: Rs.100,000

Closed
Rs. 100,000 given on 9 Sep 2014
Letter



Cureless Medical Issue: Sunilmon P.A, 41 years from Idukki suffering from some special nerve decease. He is disabled and can’t move himself or take care of himself. He was a laborer and has a family to take care of . Assistance needed for temporary relief. Read more

Fr. K. T Jacob, Idukki
Target Amount: Rs.50,000

Closed
Rs. 50,000 paid on 10 Oct 2014



HOPE 2014 Health Orientated Project Establishment (HOPE), Pilathara, Kannur is a charitable organization taking care of the needs of underprivileged and abandoned people from rural, tribal and urban slums. They need our support. Read more

Bala Sreedharan, IL
Target Amount: Rs.150,000
mPost

Closed
Rs.150,000 given 30 Apr 2014
Letter



Kidney Patient: Linda Jobin, 25 years, mother of 2 year old girl, suffering from chronic kidney disease, and is in urgent need of a kidney transplant. She hails from a below-poverty-line family in Cheeranchira, Kottayam.

Mathews Jacob, Corallville, Iowa
Target Amount: Rs.50,000
iPost

Closed
Rs.50,000 given 25 Apr 2014



Cancer Patient: Thomas Kurian, 45 years, suffering from colon cancer. He is undergoing treatment at Medical College Hospital, Kottayam. 10 courses of chemotherapy are needed as part of the treatment, of which 7 are completed. Help needed.

Sanjoy & Elsa, Corallville, Iowa
Target Amount: Rs.50,000

iPost

Closed
Rs.50,000 given 25 Apr 2014



Heart Operation: Simon Scaria, Naruvanchiyil, Vadasserikara, age 56, job driver, no other income. The family needed immediate assistance to correct a heart valve operation at St. Gregorios Hospital.

Fr. Solomon OIC, Bethany Ashram R-Perunad
Target Amount: Rs.50,000


Closed
Rs.50,000 given Oct 2013

Thank YOU

Kidney Patient: Fiji Phil Mathews, 26 years, Mother passed away, staying with his aunt in Vakathanam. Both kidneys have stopped working and he is on dialysis 2-3 times a week at District Hospital, Kottayam. This is urgent as the young man is seriously ill now.

Prof. Jacob Kurian Onattu, Kottyam
Target Amount: Rs.25,000
iPost

Closed
Rs.25,000 given Jan 2013

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Kidney Patient: Roy Pattasseril, Vakathanam, 48 years, diabetic with both kidneys totally damaged. Twice a week, he goes for dialysis at Medical College Hospital, Kottayam. Earlier he was a rubber stamp and sign board maker. But now not able to work anymore.

Prof. Jacob Kurian Onattu, Kottyam
Target Amount: Rs.25,000
iPost

Closed
Rs.25,000 given Jan 2013

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Personal Tragedy: Omana Kunjumnon, Idukki, 45 years, husband dies tragically while building a retaining wall for neighbor. Left three children and wife with nowhere to turn. Financial assistance needed to salvage life.

Fr. K. T Jacob, Idukki
Target Amount: Rs.50,000


Closed
Rs.50,000 given during 2013
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