“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”
This is a common phrase used in the development sector. Also in emergiency situations it is important to include training, instead of only handing out things. With Medair we focused on shelter and WASH trainings to make sure our distribution kits can be used effectively. Each family was showed how to build their house hurricane proof, for example by anchoring your tarp with a rope burried in the ground. In the hygiene promotion we emphasized on the importance of drinking clean water, washing your hands and going to the toilet (instead of pooing on the beach!). All very important to prevent further cholera outbreak and to live a healthy life!