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Institution: Asia Pacific

In Pictures: Quake-affected communities receive a cash boost to begin life anew and turn their houses into homes

The wind was blowing hot and dry across the small lane nestled between the community hall and a row of shops when villagers from Dolago, Palu, began to arrive to meet with the Indonesian Red Cross (Palang Merah Indonesia) staff and volunteers, and representatives from a local bank to set up their new bank accounts. This is the first step for communities to receiving an unconditional cash grant amounting to 430 Swiss Francs or 440 US Dollars.

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