Water, Agroforestry, Nutrition and Development Foundation

Empowerment of marginal farmers especially the youth by implementing an integrated program of water, agro-forestry, health and sanitation support, nutrition and community organizing. Capacity-building, local leadership development and gender and development cuts across our initiatives. Our main goal is for these families to live dignified lives, fully participating in the life of the community by improving their overall social and economic situation.
Jul 6, 2015

Building capacities of local communities

Building capacities
Building capacities

Dear Friends,

Greetings from Leyte. I am pleased to inform you that we are continuing our regular conduct of capacity-building initiative for local masons and carpenters so that they will be able to construct low-cost latrines with support from municipalities and non-government organizations still here. This time we are able to train 53 locals in the basic skills of making toilet bowls, cylindrical septic tank, concrete flooring and housing made of bamboo mats and coconut lumber framing. The trainees comes from 3 municipalities. After the training, we will monitor the quality of their workmaship as they construct toilets in their own localities. There is still a dire need of sanitation services in Leyte as well as in neighboring Samar and your help is needed.

Very sincerely yours,

Cora

Jun 18, 2015

distribution of hygiene kits in full swing

Dear Friends,

Greetings of Peace. We are fortunate during this time to be able to link with the Filipino community association in Nepal headed by Dr. Sharon Gayosa Shakya and based in Latipur City. Dr. Sharon is married to a Nepali who is also a doctor and their group is called "Alay Nepal" or in English "Help Nepal." They were active too providing relief support to the Philippines during Typhoon Yolanda. Their group conducts regular medical and dental services to far-flung villages in Nepal. In one of their sorties, Jed Christian Sayre was able to provide much-needed hygiene kits to 203 earthquake survivors who came for medical check-ups. We will closely collaborate with them as we are also collaborating with other local organizations. Our next move aside from continuing distribution of hygiene kits will be to install prototype model low-cost toilets as we found out that toilets are badly needed in the area. Local materials such as bamboo, round-wood, palm roofing are available in the area. Once we have installed the model toilets, we will start training the villagers how to use it and to install additional ones.

Again, thank you very much for your kind support.

Very sincerely yours,

Cora

Jun 18, 2015

Distribution of much-needed school supplies

Distribution of school supplies
Distribution of school supplies

Dear Friends,

Warm greetings and thank you very much for supporting our initiative to provide help  for the education of girls affected by the earthquake in Nepal. Our project manager, Jed Christian Sayre is already in Nepal to implement the distribution of much-needed school supplies as we correctly surmise that most school supplies of heavily affected students were lost during the earthquake. We concentrated our effort for this phase in Thimi Village, Bhaktapur and including two schools, Bode School and Creative Learners School.  Besides focusing on girls we also included boys in the effort as suggested by the school heads there. We are ably assisted by the Visionary Youth Initiative Foundation in Nepal who is actively promoting the welfare of the youth in Bhaktapur and nearby areas.

We were able to distribute 750 school kits comprising notebooks, pens, pad paper and eco-bags to 750 students.

Again, thank you very much and until next report.

Very sincerely yours,

Cora

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