A year after Hurricane Matthew ravaged parts of Haiti, Lucienne Tanasie sings as she and some neighbours tamp down a dike they built in the community of Bassin Hady, a village in the country’s drought-stricken northwest where seven people died during the storm. In the wake of the hurricane, residents here constructed a series of earthen dikes that catch and hold rain water, preventing soil erosion and providing water for expanded agriculture. They did it with help from Lutheran World Relief, one of several members of the ACT Alliance that are helping Haitians build resiliency as they rebuild from the storm with support from PWS&D.

Credit: Paul Jeffrey, ACT Alliance