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.
Nov 19, 2014

Starting to support students to college

Aprylin with her family
Aprylin with her family

Dear All Friends,

Greetings from Leyte. Our project to support students affected by Typhoon Haiyan go to college is on to a good start. We are selecting the very poor but bright students continue with their schooling. We are coordinating with barrio officials of hardest-hit communities in order to do this. Then we check the previous school records of the selected students to determine their elegibility. A semester tuition in a state college here average 9,000 pesos or about 200 USD. This support will be a lifetime legacy for the student here.

Again many thanks my friends for your support. Hope you will inform your friends about this worthy project. The link is,

 http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/send-typhoon-haiyan-affected-students-to-college/

Very sincerely yours,

Cora

Nov 17, 2014

Educating parents

Training of parents
Training of parents

Dear All Friends,

Greetings from Leyte. We have already installed a total of 12 communal hand-wash in schools. The hand-wash is made of steel pipes with micro-holes and a water control valve. In one use, 16 students can use it. Our main problem is that the students (pupils) play with the hand-wash equipment, use it as swing or climb to it and it is easily broken or bent. Our strategy now is to go to the parents and discuss with them the importance of the hand-wash and to guide their children not to play with it. Our explanation is focused on the problem of water-borne sickness caused by not washing the hands that may affect their children. We will closely monitor this new strategy and I think that this is one of the solutions to the full utilization of the hand-wash.

May I implore you to continue supporting this initiative. Our link is,

 http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/typhoon-haiyan-communal-hand-wash-for-schools/

Very sincerely yours,

Cora

Nov 17, 2014

Vegetable harvest season is continuing

Garden tripod
Garden tripod

Dear All Friends,

Greetings from Leyte. A bunk-house contains several small rooms where each of the rooms entire families live, sleep, eat and do whatever they do. It is not a good place to stay but for the survivors uprooted from their previous places now declared not fit for habitation, there is no other choice. Our vegetable gardening in the bunk-houses is a great success mainly because the beneficiaries find the gardens therapeutic and good for them. The spaces around the bunk-houses were used for gardening and we support vegetable seeds, garden materials and training to the beneficiaries. Our training conducted is direct and hands-on with a little theory about plant growth and the relationship between soil, plants, sun and water. Harves of the vegetables is continuing and without let-up.

Please help advocate this laudable project to your friends and colleagues. We are planning to support 3 more bunk-houses with total 700 families. Our link is,

http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/typhoon-haiyan-bunk-houses-gardening-initiative/

Very sincerely yours,

Cora

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