Vilma and Jess were fishermen, eking out a living and a chance for their son to get an education in the normally calm waters off the coast of Western Samar, Philippines. Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), the strongest storm in history, took what little they had and turned it into debris. But Vilma and her resourceful husband were far from beaten.
SIM Philippines provided relief supplies, building materials, medical aid and crisis counselling to Vilma and Jess's village after Haiyan left it mostly destroyed. If you'd like to join SIM in helping families like this one get back on their feet and become self-sustaining again, visit www.sim.org.
Music: "A Misdirection" by Lee Rosevere