ACT Dateline, Indonesia 11/06

Carpenter builds again for his family’s future

By Lesvi Roselim, ACT International Hilina’a village, Nias, November 13, 2006–The sound of wood-cutting machines echoes in the air as we approach a carpentry workshop in Hilina’a village, in the sub-district of Gunung Sitoli on the island of Nias. Children run out to greet us, followed by a man with a rag in his hand. The old, simple wooden structure is filled with half-finished windows and doors, timber materials and various small carpentry machines. Hezisokhi Zebua, a carpenter, has been with the Church World Service (CWS) livelihood-recovery program since April 2006. The CWS program in Indonesia is a member of Action by Churches Together (ACT) International, the global alliance of churches and church agencies working in emergencies.

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