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Indian Micro-finance Company Triggers Aid Camp for Assam Flood

Northeast Today 2018-08-11 01:16:52

The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) alarmed marking the number of flood-related deaths in the state to 46 recently. In the cusp of this situation, the team members of Sivasagar RO and Nazira Branch of Satin Creditcare Network Ltd, the second largest micro-finance company of India, took the initiative of setting up a Flood Donation Camp at Nazira in order to provide some relief to the victims of the region.

“Our belief is that financial inclusion is crucial for improving lives in underserved communities and we remain committed to strengthening this belief. We work in remote pockets where banking infrastructure is minimal or non-existent. Our teams go beyond transactions to engage meaningfully with communities. The current situation of flood across Assam is a tragic annual phenomenon and requires a long-term empathetic approach to address it. Our teams in Sivasagar and Nazira, for instance, have extended a helping hand to affected people, rebuilding lives and communities and integrating them back with the mainstream.” said, Mr. Dev Verma, Chief Operating Officer, Satin Creditcare Network Limited.

This year, more than 81,000 people have been displaced by the devastating flood, as reported by ASDMA. In all, over 87,000 people remain affected across the state. Golaghat is the most affected district. Essential food supplies like rice, pulse, potatoes along with bleaching powder and other sanitation items, have been provided at the aid camp.

A total of almost 200 affected people showed up to receive the help extended by Satin Creditcare Ltd. The victims expressed their heart-full gratitude to the initiative taken by the company. However, the flood situation in Assam is improving considerably with only Golaghat district remaining in the grip of floodwaters as reported on Thursday.

According to the report of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), a population of 35,611 in 53 villages of the district is currently suffering in the second wave of the floods that has hit the state.