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After the flood - restoring aquaculture in Bangladesh

Amena Khatun, a widow of Saliabukpur village in the Ganges Delta of Bangladesh, sheds tears when asked about the night of November 15, 2007, when Cyclone Sidr struck. "I will never forget that night," she says, "I have never seen such a flood in my life. My house was destroyed in a moment. Water was entering my yard and the water level rose. The pond was flooded and all the fish escaped." Living on a homestead of only a tenth of an acre, her fish pond was her only source of income, and the flood took her livelihood with it.