Beginning on the 15th of august 2018, severe floods ravaged the state of Kerala, stemming from an unusually high amount of rainfall. It was the worst flooding in Kerala in nearly a century. Over 483 people died, and 150 went missing. At least a 10 lakh people were evacuated, from Chengannur, Pandanad, Edanad, Aranmula, Kozhencherry, Ayiroor, Ranni, Pandalam, Kuttanad, Aluva, Chalakudy, N.Paravur, Chendamangalam, Eloor and few places in Vypin Island. All 14 districts of the state were placed on red alert. According to the Kerala government, one-sixth of the total population of Kerala had been directly affected by the floods and related incidents. The Indian government had declared it a Level 3 Calamity, or "calamity of a severe nature". It is the worst flood in Kerala after the great flood of 99 that happened in 1924. There was heavy loss to personal property of people in Kerala due to floods. People lost houses, livestock and farm.
CDFI developed a crowdfunding platform ‘https://rebuild.kerala.gov.in/’ in the customized version of our Sunidhi platform and was launched by Chief Minister of Kerala Shri Pinarayi Vijayan on Oct 16th 2018. This platform has details of all houses and schools which got fully damaged and livestock lost in floods. This platform is gave an opportunity to potential donors to identify and fund the execution of projects to rebuild those houses, schools and help people to have new livestock for their livelihood. Transparency is the key to building trust among donors hence a Blockchain based social audit platform is developed for people in Kerala to monitor the projects taken up under crowd sourcing initiatives.