In June 2013, our state experienced India’s worst natural disaster since the 2004 tsunami. Throughout the mountain area around us, heavy rainfall caused devastating flooding that left more than tens of thousands dead. Many homes were destroyed and washed out roads meant that relief teams were not able to get into some areas until several weeks later. During this time, our organization banded together with local businesses in Banbasa to form a committee to provide relief to those in need.
Our staff worked hard to fill a truck with supplies, rations, tarpaulins and clothing. The supplies were handed out to individuals affected by the floods in some of the most remote regions, including people who had lost their homes, livestock and even family members.