Sonia Indigo Foundation


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The Sonia Indigo Foundation is a non-profit organization established by Sonia that encourages and financially supports diverse organizations which supply food, shelter, counseling, hospice care and money to those in need, as well as develops projects in South India, Kerala, Varkala, regarding the needs of the Community.

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9 And Pray

 Photography by Paulo S. Yang

I established the Sonia Indigo Foundation in 2015 after a fire that destroyed completely the Tibetan Market in North Cliff, Varkala, in April 2015. After this I took action steps for the realization of this project, starting from donating 10% of the income of Sonia Indigo Academy.

Please read about the Projects on this page.

We encourage you to give to your local community as you are able, either with your time, talent or treasures.

And if you wish to tithe to The Indigo Foundation, know that we will lovingly accept your donation and send it back out to those most in need.

Thank You

Signature last (Small)If you would like to read more about Sonia, please click on the link.

RESCUE BOAT FOR LIFE GUARDS IN VARKALA BEACH

The Arabian sea in Varkala, during the season time (December to April), is reasonably calm, however, sometimes the current is quite strong and can be dangerous, as there as rocks along the coast. Unfortunately, every year people die, specially Indians, because most of them, they don/t know how to swim.

In this way, we would like to offer a Rescue Boat for the Life Guards in Varkala beach, in order to facilitate their job, and save people from die drowned.

In order to realize this project, we need donations in order to buy this boat.

CHILDREN

Playground

According to the 2011 census of India, The Varkala Municipality has population of approximately 4500 population of Children with age of 0-6.

There in not one single public play ground for them.

As a mother a 2 baby’s at the age of 1-3, my heart melt and my eyes become water with the idea of providing a big free Playground for this community.

In order to realize this project, we need Volunteers with experience in this field that are able to help us realizing this dream, as well as donations and material.

If you know someone or some organization that can help us developing this project, please, let us know, or share our page to them.

Yoga and Swimming Classes

The future starts with us, know. We are raising our children, and we can create a better future for the World, if we start providing a good and healthy background for them.

One of the projects in this field is to provide yoga classes for free, in schools, as well as swimming classes.

In order to realize this project, we need Volunteers with experience in these fields that are able to help us organizing and giving these classes for children.

Books, Toys, Games and Clothes for Children

We would like to provide these items for free for children in need in Varkala, and in India.

In order to realize this project, we need travelers that are coming to Varkala and are willing to bring in their bags the maxim quantity possible of these items.

Support to Children’s Advocacy Groups

The Sonia Indigo Foundation intent to consistently sending financial support to children’s advocacy groups.

In order to realize this project, we need donations.

Eye's for Seva (Small)Artwork by Adelle Bernardette

WOMEN’S ISSUES

Support to Women victims from alcoholic husbands, in Varkala

According to the 2011 census of India, The Varkala Municipality has population of 21,736 women.

A quite big percentage of the married women from Varkala, have a alcoholic husband, that beat on them and don’t bring income for the home. They live their lives without a personal purpose and repressed under a conservative society. Most of them, come from a very poor background.

The intent of Sonia Indigo Foundation is to organize circles of counseling and sharing for these women, as well as providing them reiki therapies, for free.

In order to realize this project, we need Volunteers with experience in these fields that are able to help us organizing these circles and therapies.

Support Women’s Organizations

The Sonia Indigo Foundation intents also to strongly support women’s organizations, and women’s shelters and recovery programs.

One time grants are considered each month as requests come in and funds are available. Give us a list of what your needs are, and we’ll see if we can help.

contact@soniaindigo.com

Simplicity NATALIA Photography by Natalia Anja

ALCOHOLIC ABUSE

A reasonable big percentage of the men in Varkala, are alcoholic and most of them, come from a very poor background.

The intent of Sonia Indigo Foundation is to organize circles of counseling and sharing for these men, similar to Alcoholics Anonymous, as well as providing them reiki therapies, for free.

In order to realize this project, we need Volunteers with experience in these fields that are able to help us organizing these circles and therapies.

ANIMALS

Sonia since her childhood always loved animals and feels strongly about supporting groups that care for animals.

In order to realize this project, we need donations.

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INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS

The Organization (if has available funds on hand) intents to sometimes sends grants to international projects when We feel the funds will go to a good cause and the money will be used appropriately.

In order to realize this project, we need donations.

If you know someone or some organization that can help us developing this project, please, let us know, or share our page to them.

If you would like to volunteer, we suggest you organize in your country and collect a fundraising in order to pay for your accommodation and food while you stay in Varkala.

We suggest our guest house, Shiva Garden Home Stay, with a wide offering of accommodation, going from 250 to 2000 Indian Rupees. We have open roof top dormitories and tree huts available, during the season time.

To know more about Shiva Garden Home Stay, click on the link.

We would like to receive volunteers for the following projects:

CHILDREN

Playground

Varkala city is a town with approximately 4500 population of Children with age of 0-6.

There in not one single public play ground for them.

As a mother a 2 babies at the age of 1-3, my heart melt and my eyes become water with the idea of providing a big free Playground for this community.

In order to realize this project, we need Volunteers with experience in this field that are able to help us realizing this dream, as well as donations and material.

If you know someone or some organization that can help us developing this project, please, let us know, or share our page to them.

Yoga and Swimming Classes

The future starts with us, know. We are raising our children, and we can create a better future for the World, if we start providing a good and healthy background for them.

One of the projects in this field is to provide yoga classes for free, in schools, as well as swimming classes.

In order to realize this project, we need Volunteers with experience in these fields that are able to help us organizing and giving these classes for children.

Books, Toys, Games and Clothes for Children

We would like to provide these items for free for children in need in Varkala, and in India.

In order to realize this project, we need travelers that are coming to Varkala and are willing to bring in their bags the maxim quantity possible of these items, for donation.

WOMEN’S ISSUES

Support to Women victims from alcoholic husbands, in Varkala

According to the 2011 census of India, The Varkala Municipality has population of 21,736 women.

A quite big percentage of the married women from Varkala, have a alcoholic husband, that beat on them and don’t bring income for the home. They live their lives without a personal purpose and repressed under a conservative society. Most of them, come from a very poor background.

The intent of Donation Worlds is to organize circles of counseling and sharing for these women, as well as providing them reiki therapies, for free.

In order to realize this project, we need Volunteers with experience in these fields that are able to help us organizing these circles and therapies.

ALCOHOLIC ABUSE

A big percentage of the men in Varkala, are alcoholic and most of them, come from a very poor background.

The intent of Sonia Indigo Foundation is to organize circles of counseling and sharing for these men, similar to Alcoholics Anonymous, as well as providing them reiki therapies, for free.

In order to realize this project, we need Volunteers with experience in these fields that are able to help us organizing these circles and therapies.

LIBRARY

With books from the following areas: Spirituality and New Age, Healing, Alternative, Esoteric, Healthy Diet, Sacred Feminine, Life Change, Parenting, Pregnancy & Natural Birth, Astrology, Numerology, Massage, Reiki, Healing, Crystals, and much more!

We would like to provide for free reading books in all the areas of healing, alternative activities, esoteric, new age spirituality, etc.

In order to realize this project, we need travelers that are coming to Varkala and are willing to bring these books in their bags for donation.

Thank You

IMG_20151110_164414 (Small)Artwork by  Mari Hari

Your donation is most welcome, and we will keep you informed with photos on our website and proven documents of the receivers, when the donations will be directly given to the people or organizations.

BOOKS, TOYS, GAMES AND CLOTHES FOR CHILDREN

We would like to provide these items for free for children in need in Varkala, and in India.

In order to realize this project, we need travelers that are coming to Varkala and are willing to bring in their bags the maxim quantity possible of these items, for donation.

SPIRITUAL AND ESOTERIC LIBRARY

We would like to provide for free reading books in all the areas of healing, alternative activities, esoteric, new age spirituality, etc.

In order to realize this project, we need travelers that are coming to Varkala and are willing to bring these books in their bags for donation.

The Sonia Indigo Foundation is a non-profit, public benefit corporation for charitable purposes Tax code, and the laws of the Indian State. All contributions are tax-deductible, and your help is received with joy and gratitude. Donations go where they’re most needed.

You can can make your donation by Cash, Western Union or International Bank Transfer

Cash

If you are a traveler and are coming to Varkala, you can donate your Indian Rupees left over holiday money.

Adress:

Shiva Garden Home Stay
North Cliff, Kurakkanni,
Varkala, 695141
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
South India

Bank & Western Union transfers

For Bank or Western Union transfers please leave a note on the transfer with Donation Worlds

Please send us an email to contact@soniaindigo.com with the proof of transfer.

Western Union

Sonia Santos Oliveira
Jayamandiram Kilithattumukku
Varkala Post Office
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM , KERALA 695141
India

International Bank Transfer

Name : Sonia Santos Oliveira
Bank : Canara Bank
Branch : Varkala
Account Number : 1988101013938
Swift Code : CNRBINBBTDC
IFSC Code : CNRB0001988

Thank You

IMG_20151110_164414 (Small)Artwork by  Mari Hari

ON THE FIELD

DONATIONS FOR THE VICTIMS OF TIBETAN MARKET FIRE, IN APRIL 2015 NORTH CLIFF, VARKALA

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The Foundation has donated 56.000 Inr to the victims of the Tibetan Market fire in Varkala, in March 2016.

The very first idea for Sonia Indigo Foundation, was to donate for the victims of the Tibetan Market fire.

For that, I decided to save 10% of the income of Sonia Indigo School during the season 2015/2016, for in the end of the season, March, to give to the 13 victims that lose their shops and their shelters.

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Description of the Tibetan Fire disaster:

Dear friends and guests from Varkala, The Tibetan Market as we know it has desapeared.

On the 17th April 2015 at 10h30 AM, a electric wire burned and set on fire all the Tibetan Market that was made with palm leaves.

No injuries, total, 13 shops destroyed:

Completely destroyed: Juice Shack, 7 Tibetan shops, Llasa Restaurant, 2 Karnataka shops, 1 Kashmir shop and half of the Sky Lounge Restaurant.

The shops from the Tibetan Market , 3 were empty, the owners had gone to North India, they have to only to build up, and 3 full of things and personal belongings, and 1 had only the furniture and tv).

All the shops, Tibetan Market, Karnataka and Kasmir shops were also their houses, in the back side of the shop. They lost all their belongings and all the stock. They have no house, shop, and nothing to sell.

I was holding myself from going there to see the sad scenery, finally without planing on the 24th April I’ve been with Mary that runs the On The Way Home & Cafe, located on the end of the Tibetan Market, who told me all the story and how she and her husband were helping that people. The victims were paralyzed, not believing in what was happening in front of their eyes. All vanish in a question of 20 minutes. The police and firemen arrived after 1h30, all was destroyed…

While i was talking with Mary, our friend, one sister of the burned Karnataka shop, told us that now they have to build up in metal sheet. Because of the fire is forbidden to build up anymore in palm leaves. The metal sheet building is more expensive than palm leaves.

They showed me a paper to ask help from people. After this i went to see the Tibetan Market. I have no words…Its a desolation…All burned out… No children playing anymore, the peaceful Tibetan people are not there, only one woman was praying with her grandson in front of her shop.

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