Phuleswari's Story - Surviving Flooding

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Flooding in India


“My daughters were scared and crying. I took them in my arms to calm them down.”

When Cyclone Amphan hit India, it destroyed Phuleswari’s home and much of what she owned. The rains devastated the entire region, with floodwaters coming up to Phuleswari’s knees. The storm left the family with nothing.
Phuleswari was able to escape with her children to safety but when they returned

During the storm, a tree collapsed and nearly crushed the house with everyone in it. Phuleswari was able to escape with her children to safety but when they returned to their house, there was very little home to come back to ‘‘The children’s clothes were swept away during the storm, they even lost some of their books, we had to borrow some from other kids so they could continue to study’’.

Rebuilding After Disaster


As the floodwaters receded, Phuleswari and her children needed emergency shelter to survive in the aftermath of the storm.

Thanks to your ongoing support, Phuleswari and her family were provided with tarpaulins, ropes and tools, and household items.

Phuleswari has been a pillar of strength for her neighbours too, generously sharing and cooking food even when she has so little herself.

“Everybody wants a beautiful home for themselves. A home is a place for shelter and support. Throughout the entire day no matter where we are, we all want to come back home. A place for shelter, where the entire family can safely stay together and live happily.”

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