We reported recently on the difficulties faced by the fishermen this year over the extreme monsoon conditions which had prevented them from fishing for more than 5 weeks. In a desperate attempt to earn some money for their families they took the boat out during a lull in the bad weather. Unfortunately the storm returned unexpectedly and the boat capsized leading to the loss of the engine and generator. Luckily there was no loss of life.
We have just sent out money to pay for a new outboard so that the fishermen can once again start earning and support their families in the village. Also, money has now been sent to replace the roof on the Village School as it was clear that they would have a long wait for the local authority to act. This will not only mean the students can learn in a dry environment but willl ensure the longevity of the instruments and computers we have already provided.
One of the great things about FODAD is we provide support and assistance throughout the year and we aren't restricted to just to the times we visit.