Safe as houses

Thanks to the incredible support we got for our Crisis in Kovalam appeal, 25 houses have been saved for which the families are very grateful. The once placid sea became a raging torrent but the very generous and immediate response meant we were able to shore up the houses with boulders before they were lost. Where King Canute failed, VMT succeeded! Due to the urgency, VMT lent the money but this has now been repaid in full by the donations we received as, of course, our funds can only be used for education. The happy postscript to this is that the Government is now taking responsibility to provide a long term solution with groynes, tetrapods or whatever the experts decide is necessary.