This bad road makes the village even more distant from the outside world. Along the road people are waiting for someone who will drive them somewhere. They had to leave their homes. There is no doubt, if they told you their story the cyclone would be the reason and I am sure you would be left speechless after hearing their story.
The village is located on the side of the Wah Ba Lout Thout river. The location is itself quite close to the sea. So the huge tidal wave came to the village and killed the helpless villagers at dark night on the 2nd of May. They will certainly not forget that fearful night.
After Nargis destroyed the village, a family who had lived in a big house could only rebuild a small hut with a plastic tarp. Those who had lived in huts became homeless. They have only received some plastic sheet from a private group – and that would be still nothing when it rains.
The village was so beautiful before the cyclone Nargis came the villagers said.
The rooms for giving birth and the operation theatre of the Wah Ba Lout Thout Hospital were totally destroyed. This is the only hospital in the area. The staff are running the hospital in another area of the Hospital. For the electricity they use torch light if there is an emergency, otherwise they wait for the day light.
Delivering aid went very smooth under the experienced arrangement of the Monks. A group of volunteers from the village delivered a coupon to the every family for us. The villagers came to us one by one and change the coupon for an aid bag. How nice it is.
Also, I am surprised to find out how they have already learned to survive from the horrible experience. Their look with appreciated eyes is also one of the reason to come back to help them.
In Karokani Village there were originally 78 houses and 337 families living happily. Two hundred and eighty farmers were working at the 3565 acre of their fields peacefully. Now they are waiting for help. Sea water destroyed their field and all seed got wet.
Twenty percent of the cow were killed and half of the remaining cows are not able to work. Animals are very important for them. At the present, they are not able to feed them and for more than ten days all animal were staying away from the humans. With all due respect, they have lost everything. Finally, they are waiting for the systematic support from someone.