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Putri Karmila

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.