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 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

May 3, 2015

Starting work in Kathmandu and other areas

Seeking help
Seeking help

Dear All Friends,

Cora here...Warm greetings and thank you very much for your kind donation so that we can pump-prime our work in Nepal. Already we have identified a local volunteer who studied with my son Jed at the Coady International Institute in Canada.  Jed will be travelling to Nepal in a few days.

News in Nepal especially areas outside Kathmandu is dire. May I enclose message of our volunteer based in Kathmandu;

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Most of the relief and rescue operations are focused only in Kathmandu valley, but some other districts need urgent and immediate response than Kathmandu. For example, Sindupalchok district, which is very nearer to Kathmandu valley and till now 2000 people have lost their lives (government is saying that the no. will goes above 5000), which is the highest number and almost 90% houses are completely destroyed. Till today none of the government people have reached there. people are looking for tents, food, water, hygiene kits. Many dead bodies are still there and there is higher chances of problem in near future.

So if possible I would request you to pledge support for district like Sindupalchok.

I have very good network with community organization of Sindupalchok called "Tuki Association Sunkoshi". They have access and can mobilize their staff at the ground level. For the further guarantee and effective distribution of relief materials I would be always there for day to day updates and communication.

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Apr 28, 2015

Gardening is given a big boost

Receiving certificates
Receiving certificates

Dear Friends,

Greetings from Leyte. Our gardening initiative for beneficiaries living in bunk-houses is given a big boost by the visit of an important person and as part of her mission as the reigning Queen. The bunk-house residents we more encouraged and excited to receive the guest as well as to continue on with their gardening initiative. During the visit vegetable seeds, certificates of appreciation, garden tools and supplies were given to the leaders for distribution to their members later on. Gardening continue to be one of the best approach in terms of improving the lives of the typhoon survivors. It is during their gardening activity that they talk about their future plans especially on where they can be finally settled permanently and not live in the bunk-house. At least when they go to their assigned permanent homes, they will already bring with them life survival skills which is very much needed here.

Again, thank you very much and hoping for additional support from you.

Very sincerely yours,

Cora

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