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 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. As a result, there was heavy loss of personal property to the people of Kerala. People lost houses, livestock and farms.
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 contains details of all houses, schools, and livestock that were completely damaged and lost in the floods. This platform is giving 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.