Return to Aceh

Return to Aceh Family Care Indonesia volunteers first arrived in Banda Aceh on January 2, 2005, just 7 days after the tsunami of December 26, 2004, one of the worst natural disasters of modern times. Now we’re back in June of 2013 a little more than 8 years since that first trip. We can’t help but reminisce and think back to that first trip and compare with now. This trip in June is very special to us; we were invited by a friend who we met after the tsunami to attend his daughter’s wedding. This was not any particular special social project but an opportunity to visit friends and see firsthand the fruits of our efforts. Some or our main projects in Aceh consisted of:

 

Return to Aceh

  • Disaster Relief Response, translations for medical teams and channeling of humanitarian aid
  • Boat building
  • 24 hour free medical clinic with ambulance for 2 years
  • Livelihood project, construction of restaurant and agriculture farm
We were happily impressed to see the progress made in Banda Aceh and generally there seemed to be an atmosphere of hope and vision for the future and we are thankful that we could play a part in this outcome.