Stories of Shelter

Meet the families you are helping


Bizli's Journey in Bangladesh

At first Bizli didn’t know what to do, the fear was paralysing. But as the water continued to rush in, she knew she couldn’t ignore it.

Losing Everything to Hurricane Maria

Thanks to our supporters, Blandina received ShelterBox aid and was able to rebuild her home and her garden in Dominica.

Caryl's Story

Your support helped families recover from back-to-back hurricanes.

Fleeing Violence in Burkina Faso

Nongoma's Story

See how your support helped Nongoma recover after fleeing her village in Burkina Faso.

The impact of a flood on clean water

Kalpana's Story

Flooding affects homes, livelihoods, and even infrastructure like water pipes and wells. Read Kalpana’s story to see how floods affect clean drinking water.

Recovering after Cyclone Harold

Patrick's Story

“It will take a long time for us to replant, how can we replant, all the kava is no good, we are starting again from zero.”

Rebuilding lives after Typhoon Vongfong

Alejandro's Story

Read how Alejandro‘s life was turned upside down after the typhoon ripped his house apart, and how the family used their ShelterBox aid to return home.

Rebuilding After the Flood

Phuleswari's Story

When heavy flooding washed away her home, ShelterBox aid helped Phuleswari rebuild.

Surviving Conflict and Crisis in Tigray

Shewit's Story

When violence broke in her village in Tigray, Ethiopia, Shewit ran with her four children. Read her story of survival.