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.
May 28, 2015

Training local artisans

Toilet bowl production
Toilet bowl production

Dear Friends,

Greetings. This reporting period we continue to provide much-needed sanitation support for local people affected by Typhoon Hagupit. Our effort is focused on training local artisans how to produce sanitation products especially toilet bowls. This is an important phase of our effort so we transfer the technology to the barrios. This period we were able to train a total of 15 local masons and they have produced and distributed a total of 75 toilet bowls already. Their approach is to sell the bowls at a small profit so that they earn some income and the reflows they use to produce more toilet bowls. We were able also to distribute a total of 300 hygiene kits consisting of soap, toothbrush and toothpaste to 300 families.

Aside from the production, we were able to link-up with a local NGO who are providing sanitation behavioral change training to barrio leaders and the training is called "community-led total sanitation." This is with the realization of the need to change behaviors of those without toilets to use and manage their toilets properly and help contain the spread of diseases. We were able to send 3 of our staff to a train the trainers program.

Very sincerely yours,

Cora

May 7, 2015

Partnership with local organizations

Site asessment
Site asessment

Dear All Friends,

We are already well-grounded in Kathmandu and established an office located at Gwarko 17, opposite road of B n B Hospital, Gwarko 17, opposite road of B n B Hospital,Patan, Kathmandu. Then we are starting to distribute hygiene kits via our volunteers who knows the area very well and who can identify those most in need. This period we are able to distribute a total of 2,750 packs of hygiene kits comprising soap, tootbrush, toothpaste and sanitary napkins. Some are requesting tents and we allocated some budget for 200 tents.

Then we are partnering with the Grameen Clubhouse located in Sunsari in order to distribute hygiene kits in remote districts. We have allocated 3,000 packs for this initiative. The Grameen Club request urgently for simple toilets so that people will not defecate in the open ground and have some dignity. We will be moving in this direction soon and using local materials available in the area and thus replicating what we are doing with survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

Hoping for your continuing support.

Very sincerely yours,

Cora

May 6, 2015

Continuing college education for girls

Going to college
Going to college

Dear Friends,

Greetings from Leyte. This time we are continuing our effort to send girls and boys to school. We are selecting the poorest families to be enrolled in school. When we started we were thinking of only sending girls but we found out that boys too badly need help. We selected schools run by the government because they are cheaper and quality of education is excellent. School requirements are also minimal and affordable. The parents share in other expenses such as uniform of the students and board and lodging. This reporting period we were able to pay for the tuition fees of 13 college students studying at the Visayas State University in Baybay, Leyte and taking-up courses in agriculture and education. The students came from our home-base in Albuera Municipality. We selected them because they have good family backgrounds and industrious.

Thank you so much for your kind help. Hoping that you will continue supporting us.

Very sincerely yours,

Cora

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