You are here: Fatnizar's story

Slowly returning to normal life

With help from the Indonesian Disaster Management Agency (BNPB), and our local Rotary partners, we were able to support 150 families with tents, mosquito nets, water filters and carriers.

Fatnizar used to work as a seamstress from her home, creating custom clothing. When the earthquake took her dwelling, it also closed her two-year-old business.

When we returned a week after we had provided the family with a tent, we found Fatnizar sewing under the awning of a ShelterBox tent.

The tent not only provided a more private and secure space for Fatnizar and her family, but also the opportunity for her to get back to work.

We'll never stop

Disasters don't stop, and neither do we.

In 2018 we responded twice in Indonesia, helping hundreds of families like Fatniza's with vital shelter aid. Read more about our response.

Our work in Indonesia

Read more stories of impact

Running away from the conflict in Syria

Mohammed had to flee the devastating conflict in Syria to protect his children.

Rebuilding after the earthquakes

See how Erti is recovering after the devastating earthquakes that hit Indonesia.

Rebuilding after Hurricane Maria

See how Ella managed to rebuild and improve her family's livelihood after Hurricane Maria.