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Cyclone Fani

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About this donation

On May 3rd, Cyclone Fani hit India’s coastline with winds gusting more than 190 km/h. The cyclone caused substantial destruction that uprooted trees, destroyed homes, and took several lives. Thankfully the region in India where our partners work were not adversely hit; however, our partners in Bangladesh were significantly affected by the storm.

Fani’s Impact

In the wake of the storm, entire communities in Bangladesh are simply trying to survive. Those who work in agriculture are left without jobs, and their families still currently have hardly enough to live. Many houses are waterlogged and need substantial repair for the damage as a result of the storm. Also, many areas are below sea level, which has impacted the community’s supply of clean water, now tainted by salt water.  

1) Food for Families. Your one-time gift of $25 will support a family affected by the storm with a relief package of food to sustain them provisionally. Our goal is to provide for 200 families. *please indicate in the comments if you would like to give towards food

2) Housing Repair.Your gift of $125 will provide a family in Bangladesh with materials to repair and rebuild their homes. Our goal is to meet the needs of 40 families affected.*please indicate in the comments if you would like to give towards housing repair

3) Water Tanks. Your gift toward water tanks will provide a district with 4 water tanks that will preserve a rainwater supply for surrounding communities. Each water tank will cost $2,380. *please indicate in the comments if you would like to give towards water tanks