Cyclone Ockhi, said to be the “most intense storm originating from the Arabian Sea since 2015 and the first in nearly 40 years to travel nearly 1,500 miles,” ravaged the coastal shore of Kerala, India, in Nov. 2017. More than 200 fisherman who had gone out to sea for their daily labor passed away, unable to reach safety before the storm hit. Six months later, coastal towns are still working to rebuild, leaving many fishermen without homes or livelihoods.
Gospel for Asia-supported workers are distributing 100 boats to help families get back on their feet. Each boat can help 10 fishermen, which will end up benefiting 1,000 men and their families.