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Kolkata Monsoon Relief is a highly effective and radically transparent non-profit which cares for the homeless families of Kolkata, India. Welcome to our website.

Kolkata Monsoon Relief Kit

KMR started in 2017 with the delivery of a single tarp to protect a single homeless family from the rain. We continue to deliver these tarps which act as roofing and protection for the families and the few objects they own. Watch the first family we ever helped.

We provide a first aid kit complete with antiseptic liquid, bandages, band-aids, medical tape and sterilized gauze. These are essential to prevent small wounds, bites and scratches from infecting, thus preventing the escalation to disease and amputation. Watch the first aid kit video.

Every kit contains a family-sized mosquito-net for protection from malaria, dengue and other mosquito-related diseases. Apart from the preventive medical benefits, the mosquito net also provides an additional layer of comfort and security from the threats of the street.

In an attempt to combat illiteracy and provide street children with a better opportunity of becoming literate, we distribute a small waterproof book with basic Maths, English, Bengali, and Good Habits to every single child we find on our delivery route.

Cost of each relief kit, including delivery:

€5

For the price of a small drink you can save an entire family from rain, malaria, dengue, wound infection, and illiteracy.

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Make a Difference

Effective Altruism is a philosophy and rapidly growing social movement about doing the most good possible. Effective altruists use both heart and mind in order to support cost-effective, sustainable, and transparent interventions to improve the world. At KMR we're effective altruists - you're probably one too. Watch the video and find out why.

Christmas giving

Christmas Giving!

The Christmas Season is a beautiful time to give.
We set ourselves the goal of 50 monthly donors in our fantastic community of Homeless Heroes by the end of the Christmas Season.

If you’re fast you’ll also be awarded the status of Kolkata Pioneer – an exclusive community which will go down in history as our first supporters and will receive a unique thank-you gift in the mail next year. Merry Christmas and a New Year full of meaning, love, and high-impact giving!

Kolkata Pioneers

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SINGLE FAMILY HEROES

€0,16 / day

Single Family Heroes help a homeless family every month. This tier was built thinking of kids whose parents might want to teach them the joys of  donating a small amount, making the world a better place, and witnessing their impact. (€5/month)

Reference: This is how much our average donor spends on chewing gum.

DOUBLE FAMILY HEROES

€0,33 / day

Double Family Heroes help two homeless families every month and are awesome. This tier was built mostly thinking about students who can identify that 33cents per day won’t make a big difference in their amazing lives. (€10/month)

Reference: This is how much our average donor spends on biscuits.

EURO CLUB

€1 / day

Our most popular choice. In the Euro Club what you’re doing is simple, easy, and quite beautiful –  a single Euro per day helps a homeless family every week. We recommend this tier for young adults just getting into the workforce. (€30/month)

Reference: This is how much our average donor spends on coffee.

NIFTY FIFTY

€1,67 / day

Our Nifty Fifty club are amazing humans who help ten families every month for less than the price of a soup. Ever heard a story of disgrace about someone who was too generous to non-profits? Us neither! It’s all about giving according to what you can honestly do without!  (€50/month)

 

Reference: This is how much our average donor spends on nightlife and drinks.

KOLKATA UNICORNS

€2,50 / day

Kolkata Unicorns rock (all our patrons do). They help a homeless family every two days. We might be tempted to say that unicorns are really generous – they are – but when you think about it €2.50 per day is actually quite doable for most people working in first world countries.(€75/month)

 

Reference: This is how much our average donor spends on tourism.

TRUE BOSSES

€5 / day

You guessed it – at this tier every night you go to bed proud for having donated enough to help one of the poorest families in the world. Every day will be charged with meaning. True Bosses give €5 a day and understand it doesn’t have any significant impact on their quality of life. (€150/month)


Reference: This is how much our average donor spends on eating out.

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Laurinda Alves
Laurinda Alves
2019-10-03T08:57:08+0000
Humanitarian Rescuers! Thanks to Kolkata Monsoon Relief and to those who support this wonderful project the world is a better place. But we can not stop helping!
Helena Gonçalves
Helena Gonçalves
2019-03-25T18:01:38+0000
Get to know in practice the concepts of Impact and Transparency
Filipe Fonseca
Filipe Fonseca
2018-08-01T17:04:18+0000
Célia Francisco
Célia Francisco
2018-07-27T09:50:00+0000
It's amazing and so great. No words to describe such noble initiative. Tomás ... obigado por fazeres a diferênça.
Francisco Azevedo
Francisco Azevedo
2018-07-26T10:25:50+0000
Amazing and inspiring initiative! With a simple contribution it is possible to help families during monsoons and give educational books to kids! Keep up the awesome work!!
Ana Margarida Sousa
Ana Margarida Sousa
2018-07-23T18:57:27+0000
Tamara Camacho Medina
Tamara Camacho Medina
2018-07-21T06:49:20+0000
Simply amazing. Small project that makes huge impacts in people's lives. I was very lucky to work before with Tomas in a children home in India and he is such a beautiful soul!!... Lets help them to make it possible!read more
Naresh Daga
Naresh Daga
2018-04-14T05:24:57+0000
Catarina Anacoreta
Catarina Anacoreta
2017-10-30T11:51:11+0000
Odete Azevedo
Odete Azevedo
2017-09-11T17:10:09+0000
Hoje conheci o Tomás -RTP1 Agora Nós . Eu penso que há sempre uma LUZ ao fundo do túnel e neste caso essa LUZ é o Tomás que ELE escolheu para continuar a Missão da Madre... Teresa , e acredito que de onde ela estiver , o Tomás é o seu "assessor" cá deste lado ! Tomás , o Menino da LUZ ! Por isso acredito que nunca devemos perder a Esperança, porque há um Mundo à nossa espera para o tornarmos melhor ! Eu quero fazer alguns donativos ! Aqui na página encontrarei o IBAN ? Obrigada Tomás !read more
Carlos Manuel Silva
Carlos Manuel Silva
2017-09-11T15:56:46+0000
Um projeto de grande importancia para bem da Humanidade !
Emanuel Serrano
Emanuel Serrano
2017-09-11T15:46:40+0000
Sem palavras ... simplesmente Exelente
Isabel Miguel Tavares
Isabel Miguel Tavares
2017-09-11T15:46:31+0000
Fernando Joao Junqueira
Fernando Joao Junqueira
2017-09-11T15:45:33+0000
Rita Mexia Alves
Rita Mexia Alves
2017-08-26T10:09:22+0000
Archie Scott
Archie Scott
2017-08-16T22:11:58+0000
Joana Morais
Joana Morais
2017-08-16T21:58:35+0000
Inês Menezes
Inês Menezes
2017-08-14T21:36:40+0000
Manel Trigueiros
Manel Trigueiros
2017-08-02T09:51:42+0000
Mafalda Evans Lopes Guimarães
Mafalda Evans Lopes Guimarães
2017-08-01T13:01:03+0000
Rui Miguel Maia
Rui Miguel Maia
2017-07-28T23:29:04+0000
Belinha Pereira
Belinha Pereira
2017-07-28T14:37:44+0000
Quando estava a perder a fé na humanidade encontrei por um simples acaso está luz de esperança, o mundo precisa de mais pessoas iluminadas como tu , parabéns a todos por... fazerem a diferença, obrigado por existirem, só dou 5 estrelas pk não dá para dar 100 bem haja a todos 😘😘😘read more
Andreia Lacerda
Andreia Lacerda
2017-07-28T12:57:32+0000
Bernardo Barros
Bernardo Barros
2017-07-28T10:26:29+0000
Beatriz Fialho
Beatriz Fialho
2017-07-28T10:10:26+0000
Parabéns pelos Seres-Humanos que são e pelo exemplo que dão, por partilharem o vosso Amor com os outros. É motivo de Orgulho! Obrigada por tornarem o Mundo um lugar melhor.... Congrats!!!read more
José Fontes
José Fontes
2017-07-28T09:39:51+0000
Carlota Tavares
Carlota Tavares
2017-07-28T08:52:14+0000
Sem palavras... Que projeto tão simples e simultaneamente tão incrível �
Deolinda Prada
Deolinda Prada
2017-07-28T08:37:14+0000
Lili Adrião
Lili Adrião
2017-07-27T22:20:14+0000
José Ferreira
José Ferreira
2017-07-27T22:16:43+0000
Com pouco se faz muito.......
Jorge Magalhães
Jorge Magalhães
2017-07-27T22:15:05+0000
For sure i will follow this team. They are doing an excellent work, helping others to have a more dignity life. Congratulations with this great initiative.
Bárbara Gonzalez Gomes
Bárbara Gonzalez Gomes
2017-07-27T22:14:17+0000
Teresa Lagos
Teresa Lagos
2017-07-27T22:07:41+0000
Antonio Cardinal
Antonio Cardinal
2017-07-27T22:06:11+0000
Uma ideia...um projeto...um objectivo...uma ajuda, dá mais alegria no mundo. Parabens a todos, e, que o projeto "proteja" o mundo.
Antonio Eduardo Rf
Antonio Eduardo Rf
2017-07-27T22:06:11+0000
Worthy!
Raul Diogo
Raul Diogo
2017-07-27T21:57:37+0000
Maria Teresa Amaral
Maria Teresa Amaral
2017-07-27T21:57:37+0000
Bá Gonzalez
Bá Gonzalez
2017-07-27T21:57:34+0000
Ricardo Esteves de Carvalho
Ricardo Esteves de Carvalho
2017-07-27T21:56:22+0000
Diogo Candeias
Diogo Candeias
2017-07-27T21:31:44+0000
Mariana Proenca
Mariana Proenca
2017-07-27T21:06:26+0000
Bernardo Marques
Bernardo Marques
2017-07-26T23:31:14+0000
Tomás and the rest of his team are true modern heroes. Not only are they selflessly helping others but they're doing it in a smart way, using technology and social media to link... donors and those in need. Such a blessing to follow. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!read more
Rita Sobral
Rita Sobral
2017-07-26T22:15:51+0000
Incredible!! Such an inspiring initiative. Keep up the good work!
António Castello-Branco
António Castello-Branco
2017-07-26T13:02:49+0000
Ana Abreu Lima
Ana Abreu Lima
2017-07-26T11:57:05+0000
Mariana Valle GC
Mariana Valle GC
2017-07-24T19:45:10+0000
Miguel Souza Soares
Miguel Souza Soares
2017-07-24T18:31:41+0000
Maria Magalhães Novaes
Maria Magalhães Novaes
2017-07-24T16:17:29+0000
O mundo precisa deste altruísmo! Parabéns Tomás, és um orgulho �
Eva Mesquita
Eva Mesquita
2017-07-24T09:36:58+0000
Sonia Aires
Sonia Aires
2017-07-24T08:47:22+0000
Rita Pimentel Magalhães
Rita Pimentel Magalhães
2017-07-23T23:12:41+0000
Gustavo Fleming Sousa
Gustavo Fleming Sousa
2017-07-22T16:43:12+0000
Francisco Gomes da Costa
Francisco Gomes da Costa
2017-07-21T06:53:27+0000
Luís Brito E Faro
Luís Brito E Faro
2017-07-18T17:26:28+0000
Joao Nuno Pessanha
Joao Nuno Pessanha
2017-07-18T12:07:58+0000
Joana Magalhães de Pinho
Joana Magalhães de Pinho
2017-07-18T08:38:37+0000
Inês Figueiredo
Inês Figueiredo
2017-07-18T08:14:52+0000
Katarina Isabelle Molin Mota
Katarina Isabelle Molin Mota
2017-07-18T00:56:31+0000
Joana Pessanha
Joana Pessanha
2017-07-18T00:07:03+0000
Vicente Pyrrait
Vicente Pyrrait
2017-07-17T17:38:07+0000
António Leite de Castro
António Leite de Castro
2017-07-17T16:41:52+0000
Sofia Magalhães
Sofia Magalhães
2017-07-17T15:16:53+0000
Maria Moreira
Maria Moreira
2017-07-17T14:52:58+0000
Mariana Magalhães
Mariana Magalhães
2017-07-16T18:17:44+0000
Fernanda Rdz
Fernanda Rdz
2017-07-16T02:57:47+0000
Antonio Luis Coelho
Antonio Luis Coelho
2017-07-14T16:51:08+0000
Pedro Borges
Pedro Borges
2017-07-14T08:34:09+0000
Excellent spontaneous initiative, hands on and with an immediate outcome. The videos speak for themselves!
Martim Bettencourt
Martim Bettencourt
2017-07-14T08:32:40+0000
Cristiano Van Zeller
Cristiano Van Zeller
2017-07-14T08:09:58+0000
Judit Balázs
Judit Balázs
2017-07-14T07:54:37+0000
Helena Oliveira Roriz
Helena Oliveira Roriz
2017-07-12T15:18:32+0000
Maria Luisa Serra
Maria Luisa Serra
2017-07-12T13:07:09+0000
Raquel Santos
Raquel Santos
2017-07-12T07:12:16+0000
Sara Lima
Sara Lima
2017-07-12T05:23:07+0000
Francisco Campeão
Francisco Campeão
2017-07-12T04:25:51+0000
Tomás Magalhães
Tomás Magalhães
2017-07-12T04:20:33+0000
Ninô Pinhol
Ninô Pinhol
2017-07-11T21:41:25+0000
João Magalhães
João Magalhães
2017-07-11T21:32:07+0000
Diana Roquette
Diana Roquette
2017-07-11T20:29:29+0000
David Correia Gonçalves
David Correia Gonçalves
2017-07-11T20:04:24+0000
João Menéres
João Menéres
2017-07-11T15:26:15+0000
Pedro Sousa Pereira
Pedro Sousa Pereira
2017-07-11T14:43:49+0000
Miguel Pinheiro Torres
Miguel Pinheiro Torres
2017-07-11T14:34:44+0000
Benedita Barbosa
Benedita Barbosa
2017-07-11T13:15:57+0000
alta iniciativa!
Next Reviews

A monthly plan boosts the positive impact of your donations. Knowing what we can count on allows for better planning, sustainable job creation, and generally doing more good. Consider monthly donations – even if that means a smaller amount! You’re always free to cancel. If you still wish to make a one-time donation you can do so hereThank you for caring!

I'm not rich enough.

Some people believe we can should all help each other out in life. Others believe only the the richest 10% should help the poorest 10%. Do you agree? Click below to find out how rich you are! You might be surprised at your luck.

I don't feel a moral obligation.

Moral philosophy is beautifully complicated. At KMR we don't believe in making people feel bad about not giving. The quiz below makes some good arguments though! Worst case scenario you'll learn some nice philosophy.

We used to be donors too.
That’s why we’ve had two main driving forces since day one.
Efficiency and Transparency

When it comes to knowing what happened to your donation we want to be the most comfortable and crystal-clear non-profit you’ve ever been involved with.

View the spreadsheets below for purchasing and delivery costs of previous years, detailed until the very last penny. At KMR transparency will always be our middle name. Feel free to ask us any questions, we’re a message away and eager to help 🙂

2017 Spreadsheet

2018 Spreadsheet

At Kolkata Monsoon Relief we conduct research regarding the pavement and slum dwellers of the city. Apart from registering each family, their size, GPS coordinates and other basic information, we are also getting to know their greatest problems in life, average income per day, occupation, education levels, and many other data points soon to be published. This also allows us to follow-up each family we have helped and measure the durability and real impact of our intervention.
Click the map above to see all our open-source data!

Consider for a moment how lucky we are for being born into conditions far better than the homeless of India. For only €5 per month you can make an enormous difference in another human being’s life. 
 We guarantee full transparency, full accountability, and share every step of the way with our supporters. Click here to donate – the world needs your kindness today!

IBAN: PT50001000005726623000158
SWIFT: BBPIPTPL
Bank name: Banco BPI
Rua Tenente Valadim, 284, 4100-476 Porto
info@kolkatamonsoonrelief.or

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Win a Sitar Concert

If you raise more than €500 within your community you win a free Sitar concert as a gesture of thanks from our founder, Tomás Magalhães. This could be your school, your company or even your charitable group of friends! We kindly ask that you assist with travel and accommodation. Use your talents to start a fundraiser in your community, help 100 street families who need our help, and win a free sitar concert along the way.

It’s a win-win-win.

7000 homeless families helped

Our corporate sponsors allow us to grow sustainably. They help pay for running and administrative costs. This is what keeps the price of helping a family so low! We also give them some very cool stuff in return. Get in touch, let’s talk!

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