Views and news from our life as it goes along - from rebuilding ruins in Portugal, adventures in Scotland through post-disaster recovery around the world where disasters and poverty are permanent overlords.
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This is Sabina, who I met during one of about 30 field trips I made in Sindh, Pakistan during my time working there, chatting with Mustafa from the local NGO, HANDS
Mustafa and Sabina. I think they were talking abotu that solar light she's been using every night for over a year. And the price of vegetables on the market if I remember rightly. She said she can afford to buy veg only twice a month and grows none around her house. She could absolutely grow food in raised beds outside her window. That has to be (already is) the next addition to the way we work...
HANDS had found Sabina's family and community, displaced and in desperate need of help, after major flooding in September 2012. They brought it to the attention of DFID - the British agency for international development - for whom I was working as a humanitarian advisor.