Still Recovering from Flooding

People are still recovering from flooding here.  We’re fine, but just about a mile or two up the road, they aren’t.  Some of the people are staff at our school.  Some of the leadership from school visited families and asked what their biggest needs were, and they said school supplies and clothes for kids, and bedding.

p400 (or around 8 dollars)  will get bedding for a family, p250 (or around five dollars) will buy a school uniform for a child, p 150 (or around 3 dollars) will buy school supplies, and they are accepting donations of clothing in all sizes, but especially smaller ones.

 

The river washed up a lot of mud.  Most people here handwash their clothes, they don’t have access to washing machines, those who do probably lost them in the flood, and there’s so much mud it would probably be really bad for machines anyway. Our language teacher tells us her brother came home to find his house in 6 feet of water and his refrigerator and washing machine were floating. Both appliances were one month old. They are not sure they will work again.

 

Sleeping area

 

Cleaning up, putting trash and damaged itmes out by the road for trash pick up.

Mud, basically, and clothes and things that can’t be recovered.

 

Cooking, meal prep in one of the houses that was flooded.

Laundry

 

This was a street.

 

(above) doing the laundry

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