Thousands of families in Tacloban live in tents and improvised shelters. These families are incredibly vulnerable - an afternoon of tropical rain can destroy food stores and make cooking impossible. With your support, we'll operate a mobile soup kitchen to provide emergency food aid on an "as needed" basis after heavy rainfall. A meal costs just 10 cents and provides a lifeline for families who lost everything in Typhoon Haiyan.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Families living in improvised shelters don't have running water, concrete floors, or proper bating facilities. In these unsanitary conditions, illnesses like Dengue Fever and water-borne diseases are common. Nutritious food is essential to helping survivors stay healthy so they can fight off illnesses like Dengue fever. As the rainy season progresses sanitary conditions are set to worsen. This makes providing meals when displaced families need help essential to long-term health.
How will this project solve this problem?
Our mobile soup kitchen has already provided more than 1,500 meals following storms. These meals help families avoid malnutrition, stay healthy and give families the strength to carry on.
Potential Long Term Impact
Our mobile soup kitchen is not a long-term solution for food security in Tacloban. However, it reduces suffering, gives survivors hope for the future, and helps survivors stay healthy. Without the food they need to resist illness, survivors are at high risk of diseases like dengue fever and water-borne illness.
Total Funding Received to Date: $575
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $575 . The original project funding goal was $500.
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