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Indonesia Tsunami+10

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Fajrin Zendrato, 18, in his family's small store in the village of Moawo on the Indonesian island of Nias. As a child, he helped plant mangrove seedlings along the nearby coastline following a devastating 2004 tsunami and 2005 earthquake. The mangrove planting was part of assistance provided to the village by YEU, a member of the ACT Alliance. His family's house was flattened by the waves, and after months of living in temporary shelters on nearby hillsides, he and his family moved into one of 72 new homes constructed in the village by YEU. With foundations of cement, they are more resilient than the pre-tsunami houses which were built entirely of wood. YEU also helped the community members restart their local economy, including the replanting of mangroves to protect the shoreline and revitalize their fishing industry.