The new millennium presented India with one of the largest natural disasters – Bhuj earthquake. The key impact from the disaster were:
Mortalities: Reported between 14,000 – 20,000. Injuries: 166,800.
One million buildings destroyed, 40% of homes, eight schools, two hospitals destroyed in Bhuj district including a public hospital.

We continued our disaster relieve work with Rotary Club of Jamnagar who established an international partnership with six Rotary Clubs from Baroda with donations from many other Rotary Clubs around the world.

The village called Nani Matli which was completely destroyed was adopted by our partnership for rebuilding. The rebuilding of the village on another site was undertaken and was one of the fastest to be completed by February 2002 and handed over to the community.

Dhutarupur village: Another NGO who was responsible for rebuilding this village in the earthquake region could not complete the project. The above partnership was asked to support rebuilding of 187 houses in in the region. The team accepted the project (part funding by us) and rebuilding of the houses was completed in 2004. The project was visited by Birmingham’s Lord Mayor John Alden during his Indian trip.