This past weekend I went to a small village in Japan – Iketani village to be precise — and helped in rehab efforts. (When I say small village I mean small, like 20 people or less small!) The village was destroyed by an earthquake about 5 years ago. Today, it is really just elderly people who live there. Rice farming is the regions profit-center, however, in this small village rice alone will never sustain the villagers.
A Japanese non-profit has been working to rehab the area for 5 years. NGO JEN brings teams of people to help plant/harvest the rice and also to help encourage the villagers. Teams come to improve houses and do some construction and rebuilding.
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- NGO JEN activity in Iketani