Youth and adults work together to build a greenhouse in the Kalinago territory.
Kalinago territory, Dominica, where the community rallied together to build greenhouses in which seedlings could be sprouted to help restore the agricultural fields that were decimated by the hurricane
In the months since the project to build greenhouses in the Kalinago territory has started, the simple structures have become a collective rallying point for the community.
Friends and neighbors gather in front of a greenhouse they constructed together. The community in this part of the remote Kalinago territory has begun to hold classes for children and young adolescents on the site, as well as prayer gatherings open to all.
The only goat that one family had left after the storm—they named her Maria, after the hurricane
Neighbors worked together from early morning until evening, bringing whatever materials they could spare or salvage and sawing planks from fallen coconut palms to help build greenhouses in which seeds could be sprouted.
Residents of the Newtown neighborhood in Roseau, Dominica, clear logs and debris from the harbor that had been blocking access to the ocean, which is vital to their fishing community.
Young people in the Newtown neighborhood of Roseau, Dominica, help clear debris following the destruction left by the hurricane.
The community grew many different kinds of plants in the greenhouses, including bok choy, pumpkin, beans, carrots, cabbage, lettuce, watermelon, chives, tomatoes, parsley, and okra.
Neighbors in the Newtown neighborhood of Roseau help clear the bay of debris following the destruction left by the hurricane.
Dominica is a small island nation in the Caribbean. It was hit particularly hard by Hurricane Maria, a Category 5 storm, in October. In the months since, the inhabitants of the island have been steadily rebuilding their lives and homes.