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In 2014, Jefrin Zendrato, now 13, holds a photo of himself planting mangrove seedlngs in 2007 near his village of Moawo on the Indonesian island of Nias. The mangrove planting was part of assistance provided to the village by YEU, a member of the ACT Alliance, following a devastating 2004 tsunami and 2005 earthquake. 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. <br />
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