Phuleswari’s Story of Recovery
When Cyclone Amphan hit India, it destroyed Phuleswari’s home and much of what she owned. The rains devastated the entire region, with floodwaters coming up to Phuleswari’s knees. The storm left the family with nothing.
Phuleswari was able to escape with her children to safety but when they returned to their house, there was very little home to come back to:
During the storm, a tree collapsed and nearly crushed the house with everyone in it.
As the floodwaters receded, Phuleswari and her children needed emergency shelter to survive in the aftermath of the storm. Phuleswari and her family were provided with tarpaulins, ropes and tools. As well as being provided emergency shelter Phuleswari was given household items
Phuleswari has been a pillar of strength for her neighbours too, generously sharing and cooking food even when she has so little herself.