Looking at the pictures and reading the reports on the flooding highlights the need to re-think the way the reconstruction processes are undertaken. Simply rebuilding what was lost simply continues the cycle when with the same amount of money we can create a new economic environment where everyone benefits not just offshore companies, the politicians or corrupt officials. Everyone wins because of the local employment and business opportunities created and people can take control of their own destiny. This outcome is possible by changing the way reconstruction funding is applied, monitored and controlled. The traditional method of applying and distributing funds for reconstruction are tried and true but are not obviously not effective because the same cycle continues.