52-year-old Nurgül and her husband, Imam, live in the Kahramanmaraş region of Türkiye.
They lost their home the night of the devastating earthquakes in February 2023. Woken abruptly by the sound of shaking, they had only minutes to spare before their home fell to the ground.
The earthquakes destroyed everything they owned, along with the life they knew. Nurgül told ShelterBox:
“Life was so beautiful [before the earthquake].
We had hopes. We had things to do. We had our plans. The house we made with hardship, all the savings, the house we made with our hands, became one with the ground.”