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(1/18/05, Kaalapet, India) Fisherman Venkatesh talks with Zenia Tata about losing his wife and year and a half old son in the Tsunami and how he will handle telling his four-year-old daughter that they are dead and not just away at a guest house for a while. He is staying with his mother-in-law who is helping him cope with being a single parent and not being able to work, as the boat was ruined and the government is not allowing people to fish commercially for a month after the tsunami hit for safety reasons. The Dalit Freedom Network group returned to the Kaalapet Medical Camp to continue their work from the day before. Zenia Tata, the director for an at risk youth shelter and program in Denver made her way around the village seeking out people who had lost family members in the tsunami and asking them if they would like to speak about it with her. All of the people she encountered said yes and some even heard about her visit and sought her out. The village lost 17 people in the tsunami and the devestation was not as bad as in other places, but nevertheless, the people were traumatized by the event and talking to someone not from the village seemed to be a relief for many of them, if not all of them. (Judy Walgren, Rocky Mountain News)

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