A significant obstacle that remains for Minamisanriku fishing families is work and storage space. Prior to the March 2011 tsunami, fishing sheds were the “base of operations” of the family business. Sheds provided the space where men, women, and children would process seafood, prepare nets and ropes, and store equipment. After the tsunami, tents and tarps are all that replace many of the family work sheds.
Thank you for supporting the fishing sheds project. With your support, Peace Winds America (PWA) and our partner Grace Mission Tohoku (GMT) are rebuilding 42 fishing sheds in five Minamisanirku districts.
PWA, GMT, and Minamisanriku District Leaders identified work sheds as critical to the economic recovery of fishing families and communities. In each district PWA and GMT work closely with the District Leaders to serve community needs. The top priority of Baba-Nakayama District Leaders was a community fishing shed built in late August. The community shed stores equipment and supplies shared by fishing families. Also in Baba-Nakayama, PWA approved shed applications from 10 families that lost their homes. In the Niranohama District, PWA and GMT built sheds for 12 fishing families that are living in small temporary housing units. According to Niranohama District Leader Abe-san, the sheds are “necessary for these families to recover.”
PWA would like to expand this project throughout Minamisanriku. You can help! From November 1 to 15, Global Giving will match 100% donations to the Building Work Space for Fishing Families in Japan project page.
Spread the word about this great opportunity to your family and friends. Together, we can help even more families and communities regain their livelihoods in northeast Japan.
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