Keeping the family safe
That night, the family joined the rest of the community and slept outside a school.
They all grouped together and made a temporary shelter out of tarpaulin, to be able to sleep safely following the horror of the powerful earthquake.
They had no choice but to stay in this temporary shelter for a whole month, until they were given vital ShelterBox aid.
A long way to recovery
Erti and her family were given a sturdy ShelterBox tent, which they set up on the land where their house once stood.
It will take months before they can start rebuilding their home. It will be a long process, but for now they have a place to continue normal family life - a private place to call their own where they can eat, sleep and be together as a family.
We were able to reach the family with help from the Indonesian Disaster Management Agency (BNPB), and our partner Rotary. The BNPB not only supported ShelterBox, but they also provided a helicopter to transport ShelterBox tents, mosquito nets, water filters, and water carriers to villages in the Lindu region of central Sulawesi. This area was still inaccessible by road one month after the earthquake.
Right now, there are many people all around the world who, just like Erti, have lost everything. You can give them hope and security in their darkest hour. Will you support our work today?