Nepal

After attending our post-Nepal Earthquake masonry training, seasoned local mason, Phurba Tamang realised that he had not been using construction techniques that could withstand disasters. “I know now the reason the houses collapsed. I will use the knowledge, skills...

Indonesia

Meet Ibu Hasanah and her son. Ibu Hasanah was a beneficiary and volunteer for our community kitchens in the Maternal & Child Healthcare Programme (MCH) for our Aceh Earthquake Relief efforts. “I ran to higher ground and saw some of my neighbour’s homes collapse.”...

Bangladesh

Tasmida and her family of 5, were among the 536,000 displaced people who made the journey to Bangladesh. The 25-year old was most thankful for the clothing items in the dignity kits distributed during relief operations. “The shawl (pictured) is a useful accessory to...

Timor-Leste

Delfina Amaral, aged 20, is a mother of three. Her family used to fetch water twice a day from a nearby river for their household use. “Fetching water used to take up to two hours per trip. Now we can even drink water directly from the spring source.” With the water...

Sri Lanka

Meet P. G. S. Prasadi, aged 30, mother of one and Village Officer of Hemmeliya Village in Galle District, Sri Lanka. Although her own house was completely flooded, she spent her days out arranging relief goods for the community. “It takes a toll but I can still...