Romeo lives in an informal settlement on the banks of the Marikina River. His home and his community has been destroyed by flooding countless times, but Romeo and his neighbours aren't taking matters lying down. Romeo leads a community based rescue team and he takes responsibility for making sure his community stays safe during floods. Romeo is just one of dozens of rescue team leaders - and each and every team needs a boat!
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Romeo's community lives in homes made of flimsy plywood and plastic just a few meters from the river. When the waters rise, their houses can be washed away in minutes. They always try to escape before the waters come, but they cannot always get away in time. If they become trapped by the flood waters, their only hope of rescue is a community based disaster response team. But that team cannot rescue anyone without a boat! Romeo has a boat, but many other community based rescue teams do not.
How will this project solve this problem?
By providing the funds we need to build a rescue boat, you can ensure that team leaders like Romeo will be there to rescue anyone who becomes trapped. With your help, families will no longer live in fear of the next flood.
Potential Long Term Impact
Quite simply, the rescue boat you fund will save dozens of lives over the next ten years.
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.
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