Having a roof over your head is far from a luxury in western Tanzania, where the dry season scatters dust everywhere and the rainy season unleashes destructive torrential rains. This is why Clotilde, who had been living a tent for a year with her four children, was so happy when the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) helped her move into a small brick house.
Clotilde is a refugee from Burundi. Her husband was killed during the violence that broke out in their nearby town. Like other single mothers, she is particularly vulnerable in a camp of over 50 000 people. With the rainy season fast approaching, DRC and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) are working against the clock to finish 10 000 brick shelters that are funded by the European Commission.