Earthquake Hits Aceh

On May 9, 2010, a 7.4 earthquake hit Aceh. Fortunately, there was no damage and everyone is okay. BANDA ACEH - A magnitude 7.4 earthquake hit Indonesia's Aceh province yesterday, causing panic in an area that was devastated by the killer waves of the 2004 tsunami.Coastal residents fled from...Continue Reading...

Laga Handbags On Oprah Show

Irvine, CA (PRWEB) April 16, 2010 -- Laga Handbags was featured on the Oprah show April 13. Malaak Compton-Rock, married to comedian Chris Rock, shared the Laga handbags story with Oprah's audience and viewers. Laga Handbags on Oprah...Continue Reading...

Thara Miranda’s Story

It is very hard for me to express what is in my heart. I cannot hear anything nor speak any word. I was born in blind and deaf condition.My father, mother and sisters are gone because of the big flood of Tsunami. I am still here because my father told me to go upstairs and stay in the second...Continue Reading...

Jurina’s Story

I had been struggling to feed my son, Mukram, since at least 2000. It all began when my husband, M. Nazar, was wounded in an incident during the war between GAM (Acehnese Freedom Movement) and Indonesia’s army. He was shot by two unknown motorcycle riders at dusk on his way home from work, not...Continue Reading...

The Story of Two Sisters: Salbiah & Ratina

Salbiah & Ratina are sisters who were saved from the Tsunami which destroyed almost 60% of the province of Aceh, the western-most province of Indonesia.When the Tsunami struck, they happened to be in Blang Pidie which is located about 1-2 hours drive from Banda Aceh (BA). Knowing that their...Continue Reading...

Nurlela’s Story

On that Sunday December 26th 2004, the whole family was at home. We were having a nice breakfast when in a sudden a heavy earthquake shook us. All of our food fell on the floor and scattered. We all ran out of the house immediately. All of us were shocked and terrified. I cried with my 18-year old...Continue Reading...

Vina’s Story

I was very happy on that morning because that day was a holiday and I was planning to make a cake with my aunt. But then I was surprised when I felt the ground started shaking harder and harder. My father and my brother took me inside the house and they looked frighten and confused about what...Continue Reading...

Khaera’s Story

I have been working in the Laga workshop (in Aceh) for 1.5 years. My father died a long time ago, so now I live with my mother and my 3 brothers. We are all now grown up, so we can't keep depending on our aging mother to take care of our needs. I realized I had to start living independently.Since...Continue Reading...

Hanna’s Story

It was Christmas Eve. The tree glimmered with ornaments, neatly wrapped gifts piled underneath. Our home was brightly lit, Silver Bells played softly in the background and the smell of freshly baked cookies permeated the room. I heard the bustle of footsteps on the front porch. ‘They’re...Continue Reading...

Hana’s Story

It was Christmas Eve. The tree glimmered with ornaments, neatly wrapped gifts piled underneath. Our home was brightly lit, Silver Bells played softly in the background and the smell of freshly baked cookies permeated the room. I heard the bustle of footsteps on the front porch. ‘They’re...Continue Reading...

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