A 19-year-old University of Toronto student has returned from Bangladesh after personally delivering money raised for victims of the recent factory collapse that left over 1,100 people dead and many more injured.
Fahira Ekra is president of Young Canadians for Global Humanity, a group that raised $9,000 for amputee victims of the building collapse in Savar, Bangladesh, on April 24.
"You really can't understand how bad a situation is until you go there," Ekra told CBC News on Wednesday.
Ekra said she was touched by the incredible tales of survival, including that of Rosina Akhdar.
"She could see the rescue efforts...they couldn't see her, they could only hear her," Ekra said. "They couldn't help her and they gave her the tools to cut her arm off."
Ekra collected footage from her visit to Bangladesh and the group plans make a documentary to raise more money.
The plan is to pay for tuition for more than a dozen children who lost their parents in the factory that day.
The CBC's Aarti Pole reports.