Friday, December 30, 2016

Administrative office of the Trivandrum Fuller Center for Housing!

The administrative office of the Trivandrum Fuller Center for Housing, India was blessed by Fr Joseph Machery at 3.30 pm on December 23, 2016. The TFCH has attained a professional face with the opening of this office on the 7th Floor of Carmel Towers, Vazhuthacaud, Trivandrum - 695 014, which is about three miles away from its registered office housed at Mangalath, KRRA-294, Kesavadev Road, Poojappura Post, Trivandrum - 695 012. The formal inauguration of the admin office is deferred for the presence and participation of David Snell, president of the FCFH and Fr Mathew Thundathil, vice chair of the TFCH. A couple of the photographs taken on the occasion are here.
Fr Machery with Board members during the blessing ceremony
The participants: (From left) Mrs Lawrence, Mrs Alexander, Mr C K Alexander (Board Member), Sr Josmin (Joint Secretary), Fr Joseph Machery (Manager of Carmel Towers), Midhun Mathew Lawrence (Grandson of Adv T H Lawrence), Adv T H Lawrence (Chairman), Mr K Johnson (Secretary), Mr Abraham Mathew (Treasurer) and Mr R Jayadas (Manager)
The Board Members

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Fourth Fuller Home in Kelakam, Kannur District

Biji & Family's Fuller Home
Biji and her mother 

This house built by and belonging to Ms Biji was dedicated on October 24, 2016. Biji and her husband are Gospel Workers. The couple has two daughters. Biji, her family and her parents had been living in a rented house for years until they came to know about the Trivandrum Fuller Center for Housing (TFCH) through the Assembly Of God Worship Center, Kelakam. With the interest-free loan provided by the TFCH the whole family is able to own a decent home and live there happily.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Another Fuller Home Dedicated!

Homeowner Sachu with her mother, husband and children
Sachu and Anu are a couple whose existing house with only one bedroom lacked a kitchen and a bathroom. They wanted to add them with another bedroom for a more convenient stay there. Sachu is a casual worker in a Travels Agency while Anu is a driver in a private firm. They had some savings and their repayment potential is satisfactory. With the interest-free loan granted by the TFCH they have renovated their house with the additions as desired and required. The family is seen standing near the new bedroom and the new bathroom. The smiles on their faces bear testimony to the contentment they are feeling now. The children say that they are happy to have got an additional room. The house was dedicated on July 31, 2016.

The family in front of their existing inadequate house

Thursday, July 14, 2016

TWO MORE HOUSES DEDICATED TODAY

The Fuller Home of Victor and Shobha
This is the 36th Fuller Home belonging to Victor and Shobha. Victor, a mason, had been living with his wife in a rented house until this new Fuller Home was dedicated and occupied by the family on July 14, 2016. The couple had married off their daughters some time ago. Since then they have struggled hard to build a house of their own. Now that they are in the Fuller Home, they will enjoy dual benefits: They need only repay the loan with the amount they had been paying as rent; they would own this house as soon as the loan is fully repaid.   


Don Bosco & family in front of their new Fuller home
This is the 35th Fuller Home. This will be owned by Don Bosco, the homeowner who is standing to your extreme left. Don Bosco is a young bachelor now working as a salesman in a small shop. With the occupation of this simple and decent Fuller home, he has decided to look for a bride. His mother being no more, he and his father will live in this house until his marriage, which will take place shortly. Others who are posing for the photograph are his very close relatives including his father (standing on the threshold). All of them are happy about Don Bosco having had a good house of his own to live in.  

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

34th Fuller Home dedicated

On February 28, 2016 the TFCH dedicated their 34th Fuller Home belonging to Ms Chandrika, a grass widow who earns her daily bread working as a domestic assistant, and lives with her mother and daughter. Chandrika could not complete her house which she started with the government grant received three years ago. Now that her house has been finished with the TFCH assistance, she can relocate her family from the rented house where she has lived so long. The house now looks so elegant with two small bedrooms, a hall with an attached toilet and a kitchen. Chairman Adv T H Lawrence, Vice Chairman Fr Mathew Thundathil, Secretary Mr Johnson, Joint Secretary Sr Josmin and Treasurer Mr Abraham Mathew were present at the dedication ceremony.
Chandrika and her mother
Chandrika with her relative boy

Friday, January 1, 2016

Another Fuller Home Dedicated

Aneesh, mother and sister in their new Fuller Home
This is the Fuller Home of  the family of Aneesh, his mother and sister. Aneesh, the homowner, is a labourer whose family was living in an inadequate house. He had erected the foundation for a house but could not get a loan from any source to build the house. Then he approached the Center for assistance. His housing condition was verified, his need was ascertained, his repayment potential was assessed and finally he was granted the loan. In a short span of two and a half months he completed the new house with the sweat equity received from his relatives, neighbours and friends. This Fuller Home was dedicated on December 30, 2015.

HOMEOWNERS' BIENNIAL MEET - 2015

The third biennial meeting of the TFCH homeowners was held at Carmel Monastery from 3.30 pm to 4.30 pm on December 23, 2015. About 15 homeowners as well as the personnel of the TFCH were present. The vice chair gave an overview of the Center and welcomed the gathering. The chairman, who presided over the function, appreciated the homeowners for making regular repayments. When he asked them to render their sweat equity to other needy families, they readily agreed. The meeting was also addressed by all the other Board members and a couple of the homeowners. Fr Mathew Thundathil, the vice chair, arranged for a Christmas cake which was jointly cut by two homeowners. Small gifts were also given away to all the participants. 


A view of the gathering
Fr Mathew Thundathil welcomes
A homeowner acknowledges her gratitude 
The secretary with the cake-snack tray


Sr Erasma gives away the gift to a homeowner