Six months on

The mainstream media moved on to cover new stories. We stayed put on the coast and reported. Looking for colours of hope amidst grim realities. Like life in shelters.

We listened to people, told their stories and made sure that somebody listened. Our readers made power-points, debate papers and even a documentary film – on bad shelters. Officials admitted that the shelters were a “shame” and agreed to build better ones. We did not make the change – but just a small contribution to it.

Disaster does not mean the end of life. Or reporting.