April 2013 - Mrs Suporn Rujapan in her kitchen. The marks on the closet show the level reached by the water during the flood in the area. She stayed in her home for the entire duration of the flood. After initially finding herself a victim of the disaster, she quickly grew into a role as front-line leader of her community’s relief efforts, directing government and volunteer resources and becoming a minor media celebrity in the process.
Muang Aek, north west Bangkok. © Giorgio Taraschi for The Rockefeller Foundation/Next City