Servano is 12. He lives with his disabled sister and his grandmother in a one room house made of tin and plywood and perched on a riverbank. Every year there are floods, and Servano's house has already been totally destroyed twice. You can help Servano and his family find safety during floods by funding the construction of an evacuation centre. The centre has already been largely funded by another NGO, but we need at least another $25,000 to fill the funding gap which remains.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Servano and his family have already lost their home and their possessions multiple times, but the physical loss isn't the most devastating part of living with floods - it's the constant fear. They don't have anywhere safe to go when the floodwaters come as they inevitably will. Servano's parents would love to move the family to a safer home, but they struggle just to put food on their children's plates, so they can't afford a new home.
How will this project solve this problem?
By providing the funds we need to complete the centre, you'll free Servano and his family from the day-in day-out fear that the next flood could be their last. When there isn't a flood, the centre will be used for to run Filipino led development projects. Those projects aim to help Servano and his family escape poverty and find a safe home. In other words, your gift will keep the Servano family safe during floods in the short-term and help them build a prosperous future.
Potential Long Term Impact
Your donation will keep Servano and his entire family safe and free them from fear while also giving them the opportunity to escape poverty. Together, these changes will be felt for years to come!
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.
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