Subsequent to the floods, Banja partnered with the tribal elders and chiefs of both Manola and Matanya to begin rebuilding homes, many of which were completely wiped away by the floods. The effort began had a two-fold purpose: to provide housing for those left homeless and an asset that could be passed down to future generations. Beginning with the most vulnerable village members, the elderly and single mothers, Banja has on average built about 5 homes per year and hopes to expand its capacity in the years to come. In addition, the strategy focuses on hiring local builders and painters to help support the local economy.

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