Zhangqi, a munk, lost five of his friends when Jixiang Monastery collapsed.This statue is the only thing standing in what was once an impressive temple.Caf owner Peter Goff runs a private relief organization that has distributed some 100 tons of aid.
Relief aid to Jiulong village, acute need is now over and everything is more relaxed than before.The shop in Tumen village is gone, but the Communist flag is alive.In the beginning the relief was bare necessities, now chili is as common as rice on the truck loads.
A farmer on his way to the fields among ruined houses. Life is slowly returning to normal.In Dujiangyan city more than 100.000 people stayed in tents.Mr Zhang broke his arm in the earthquake, now his local shop has reopened and he hopes for the best.