Happy Village Project





History Logs

Project Description

Region: South-East Asia

Country: India

Location: Cochin

Total Budget: $66,750

Area of Focus: Water and sanitation

The full project name is Happy Village Project-Provision of Toilets at Perambulam. The project would build toilets or toilet blocks over an 18 month period for 80 to 100 homes on the island of Perambulam, located on a lake near Cochin, India. Members of the Rotary Club of Cochin have identified Perambulum as an area in which sanitation facilities are sorely lacking and have established an active RCC on the island to help address the problem. Providing clean water and preventing disease are consistent with Rotary's areas of focus and we would look forward to partnering with The Rotary Club of Cochin to achieve project goals. We anticipate that Rotary Club of La Jolla members, in addition to contributing funds and reviewing project plans, will have an opportunity to visit the site and assist where needed.

Primary Host Partner

District: 3201

Rotary Club of: Cochin

Primary Contact: Susheel Aswani

Email: aswani.susheel@gmail.com

Primary International Partner

District: 5340

Rotary Club of: La Jolla

Primary Contact: Cindy Goodman

Email: cynthiagoodman4@gmail.com

Project Status

This project is "Paid". This means the funds have been received and the project is being implemented.

Project listed for the 2016-17 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #1744657.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Cochin (3201)





La Jolla (5340)





Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation






Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

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History Log Entries


by Janice Kurth

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Janice Kurth

System Entry: Pledge of $11,000 with $10,000 DDF by Susheel Aswani of the Rotary Club of Cochin, District 3201.


by Cindy Goodman

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".


by Janice Kurth

This grant was discussed in the Foundation Committee today. It was not approved because the cash pledge from La Jolla was $5000 with a request for $10000 DDF. Our grant policies require a 1:1 match. Please revise this proposal and resubmit.


by Janice Kurth

System Entry: Pledge of $7,500 with $7,500 DDF by Cindy Goodman of the Rotary Club of La Jolla, District 5340.


by Marta Knight

District 5340 Rotary Foundation Committee approved $7,500, DDF match for this Grant at the 9.19.16, meeting, Funds will be sent after approval from The Rotary Foundation.


by Susheel Aswani

Project has been approved by The Rotary Foundation. Both the Presidents have provided the Legal undertaking. The host club, Cochin has opened a bank account and has mentioned the authorized signatories on the Grants Centre of the RI Site. Awaiting confirmation from TRF on the next steps.


by Rtn PP VR Nair

Gobal Grant Project # GG 1744657has been authorised and approved.

The funds from Rotary Intl has been received into the Project Bank Account on 11 April 2017. Project Implementation construction commenced.


by Rtn PP VR Nair

System Entry: Application Sent to The Rotary Foundation through Member Access.


by Rtn PP VR Nair

System Entry: Application approved by The Rotary Foundation.


by Rtn PP VR Nair

System Entry: Payment has been issued by The Rotary Foundation.


by Susheel Aswani

Over 60 of the 80 toilets have been completed. The project is on track and is expected to be completed by the first week of January 2018. Once the 80 toilets are built, it will be ensured that a water source is available for each of the toilets and if after provision of water tanks and connections there are surplus funds,these would be used for the construction of additional toilets.

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