Client : World Bank
In 2013, cyclone Phailin, a category-4 cyclone, hit the state of Odisha in India and drove more than a million people away. In the districts of Ganjam, Puri, and Khordha, 30,000 houses were rebuilt away from the high tide line, using a highly successful model of disaster-resistant masonry. Reconstruction was led by the entire community. Men – most of them fishermen with no previous construction skills – as well as women received training through local NGOs to construct their homes. The know-how and newly acquired skills opened new vocational opportunities particularly for the village women and helped create a more sustainable and inclusive future for all.
The World Bank commissioned a series of 9 films to us for showcasing the varied kind of work that they have been doing across India.