‘I came back here [to my house]. The roof was gone. Oh my God. I cried. I did not cry because of the material things. I cried because God saved my life.’
With so much rubble and no roof over her head, Amy could not stay in her house. All she could do was attempt to clear the house of debris.
We provided Amy, and many other families in Barbuda, with a tent for them to stay in until they can start rebuilding their home.
For Amy and her family, a tent means relief. She said: ‘It has made a big difference to have a tent. It protects me from the rain. I love my tent.’
Your support means that we can continue to provide relief from disasters and spread hope to communities that are vulnerable to disaster, wherever they are.
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