I am currently based in Bangladesh as part of a team of community workers. I am also having fun documenting all our travels and adventures, follow my blog to keep updated with the ups and downs of living in such a beautiful yet challenging country..
We arrived a month ago into Bangladesh just as it was getting to grips with the flooding that has devastated so many areas of South East Asia. Since arriving it has always been in our minds to contribute to the relief effort but our focus has had to be on the job we are here for.
But on Saturday, our first day off in a long time, our plans came to fruition. Surrounded by bags, dried dal, hydration sachets and rice we began packing. It only took a couple of hours to get hundreds of bags packed.
On Sunday we awoke to hundreds of people lining up outside our compound to collect a bag for them and their family. Although it doesn’t come close to solving the flooding crisis it does contribute to those affected staying healthy as they begin to rebuild their homes and businesses.