Before the tsunami disrupted her young
life, Putri, 8, was in grade two of
elementary school in the Lampaya village in Lhok Nga
district in Indonesia’s Aceh Province. She is
the youngest in her family. Her father worked in a cement
factory - one of the biggest industries in Aceh. The
tsunami killed an elder sister, destroyed their home
and village and flattened the father’s workplace.
Now living in a temporary shelter, she attends an emergency
school in the morning and studies the Al-Quran in the
afternoon. Putri’s family is planning to return
to their village once the barrack being built by the
government is completed.