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Fishing for hope

Photo by Petteri Kokkonen, ACT International / Finn Church AidDespite the trauma of last December’s deadly tsunami, many families in southeast Asia want to keep fishing. The fishmarket is now recovering in Meulaboh, on the west coast of Sumatra in Indonesia. In Meulaboh alone, the tsunami killed tens of thousands of people and left more than 35,000 homeless, says Action by Churches Together, an aid organization to which the ELCA belongs. In Meubolah, ACT workers built a well used to treat fish more hygienically and a water-purification system that replaces one destroyed by the tsunami.


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