iPlayer Radio What's New?
Image for 01/10/2010

Play now 25 mins


25 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 01 October 2010

Nearly nine months since Haiti's devastating earthquake, there are still 1.5 million people living in tents. Deprived of basic services and employment, many of them are frustrated - but now they have a chance to speak out about their plight via suggestion boxes recently installed in the camps. Sandra Felicien has been busy writing heartfelt letters on behalf of her community..

60-year-old Virginia de la Cruz is amongst thousands of people living in a Manila cemetery. She's built a house on the only piece of land she can afford - on top of graves stacked stories high, Kate McGeown meets the families living amongst the dead.

Jafar Alam bought a surf board with money intended for his school fees 15 years ago. At the time, there were no other surfers in Bangladesh so he had to teach himself to ride the waves. Now he's set up a surf school for street children.



  1. Image for Outlook


    True life stories. Join Matthew Bannister, Monday to Thursday. Includes our daily history programme…

  2. Image for Witness


    History as told by the people who were there. Witness talks to people who lived through moments…

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss