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Helping Simon rebuild

Helping to rebuild homes in the Caribbean after Hurricane Irma

Our teams worked tirelessly to help communities begin recovering in the Caribbean. On the island of Dominica, we provided ShelterKits to help families make repairs to their homes.

Training sessions were carried out with members of the local community to show people the different ways the kit can be used, and how to make stronger, more resilient structures.

When our teams conducted a training session in the community of Wesley in northeast Dominica, they met Simon for the first time. After talking people through the theoretical part of the training, the team then did a practical demonstration by rebuilding the roof of Simon’s house.

He was very grateful and surprised by the ShelterKit and the help that the community provided to cover the roof above his bedroom. He will now try to fix his bed and is planning to paint his bedroom red to make it look nicer.

Tools, materials and skills

At ShelterBox, we know that shelter is not just a roof, canvas or tarpaulin over your head, it’s the process of recovery, of returning to normal when disaster strikes.

That’s why we don’t just provide items that give shelter, but items and training that help people make better shelters.

Right now there are many more people like Simon who have lost everything. You can give them comfort and security in their darkest hour.

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