From May 30-June 8, UMCOR presents a series of stories about the tsunami recovery work that United Methodists are funding in Indonesia. Two stories will be featured each week, and photos in this gallery may be used with credit.
Photos by Michelle R. Scott/UMCOR.
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Photo 1: Amina was carried nearly a mile inland by the waves. She resides in a temporary living center waiting for a permanent place to call home.
Photo 2:The tsunami brought this boat inland and dropped it on this house where it remains nearly a year and a half later.
Photo 3: House foundations wiped clean by the tsunami are visible beneath Aceh’s dramatic mountains.
Photo 4: Photo: Lenni with two of her daughters in their room at the barracks. She looks forward to the day when she can reopen her cake baking business.
5: Men mix concrete to be used on the houses UMCOR is building in Bireuen Province.
Photo 6: School girls play on a short tower outside their school. UMCOR is reconstructing their school and giving them a safer place to play.
Photo 7:Curious children peek in the windows of this newly-constructed UMCOR house.
Photo 8: Jamil survived the tsunami by hanging on to a door floating in the water. After losing nearly everything he is restarting his life. He is remarried and awaits a new daughter or son to be born in the next few months.
Photo 9: Many women plan to open sewing businesses as a source of income for their families.
Photo 10:A young mother with her baby, born in the temporary living center.
Photo 11: This family is proud of their new UMCOR house. Their former house is visible in the background.