Felicita Dragones, 76, rode out Hurricane Maria with her daughter, and when she returned to see her house flooded and the roof gone, she burst into tears.
“I had no idea what to do. The house was full of water," she says. "I suffered a lot because I lost everything in the house, a lot of important things."
Mercy Corps gave her a water filter and a cash distribution, which means that after two months of drinking unclean water from the outdoors, Felicita now has access to clean water, as well as money to go toward her thyroid medication. “I have hope," she says. "I hope things will get a little bit better.”