Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Virtual Coffee Mornings in aid of Lafti

Krishnammal, a wonderful woman who runs Lafti, has helped secure close to 1061 acres to landless women in India. She has now asked me and others for help with seeds for the women to sow in their lands. The rains are very nearly there and the lands need to be cultivated in less than 10 days. I need your support in helping them.

Here's what I propose to do. Virtual Coffee Mornings. It's really quite simple. To participate, you need to place a little coffee mug next to your computer. Every day for the next week or so, I'll be posting various little contests. And each time you take part, you drop some small change into the mug. And at the end of the week, you count it all up and send it to Krishnammal in India. Their bank details are

Name of the Bank : Federal Bank
Address : Thanjavur, Tamilnadu, India
Swift Code : FDRL – INBB – IBD
To the Credit of Krishnammal Jegannathan
Account Number : SB 5559

You could send your cheques, drawn in favour of Krishnammal Jegannathan to:

Vinoba Ashram
Nagapattinam district
Tamil Nadu.
PINCODE 611 105.

You may reach them at 00914366-275443 and 275540. E-mail: laftitngsm@yahoo.co.in

Krishnammal's extraordinary life story can be found here. Details of the organisation she helps run can be found here.

Why not hold your own Coffee Mornings on your blog? If you do, then please alert me at ammania@gmail.com so I may link to you. Thank you.


Anonymous said...

Dear Ammini,

Thank you for taking up this cause that is very dear to my heart.

So many farmers suicides in recent years and so much sadness.

I would like to contribute and I am definitely in!

Best always,

PRK said...

how do we make contributions?

Silly Sally said...


Is there anyother form in which we can contribute?

As in, is there an account number to which Funds Transfer can be made?

Pls lemme know so that I can email you to procure further details...

Anonymous said...

Do they accept drafts /M.Os?