Since Sema Leatherworks started in May 2009, employees have acquired some basic skills that have allowed them to produce simple products.
Two years out and there is still such hopelessness in the hearts of those affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan
Heavy rain in April caused flash flooding in Afghanistan that killed at least 24 people and destroyed more than 2,500 homes and washed out a main road.
In a rural area of the Philippines where some of the poorest people live, much of the land is very mountainous and has been abandoned because farmers do not know how to work it.
Severe drought in a northern province of a Central Asian country forced many families to be relocated.
Earlier this year, a cyclone struck the southwest coast of Madagascar, destroying much in its path.
More than 300 kits containing blankets, mosquito nets, some hygiene items and basic food supplies were distributed to families