Keep Sherwin and his family safe during floods!

$397 $389
Raised Remaining


Sherwin is 8. He lives with his four sisters and his parents in a house made from a few sheets of tin and plywood on a riverbank. Every year there are floods, and Sherwin's house has already been totally destroyed twice. Sherwin's parents would love to live somewhere safer, but they can't afford to move. You can help Sherwin and his family by helping complete an evacuation centre for them. The centre has been 3/4 funded by another NGO, but we need to close the remaining gap to keep Sherwin safe!

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Sherwin 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. Sherwin'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 the entire 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 Sherwin and his family escape poverty and find a safe home. In other words, your gift will keep the family safe during floods in the short-term and help them build a prosperous future.

Potential Long Term Impact

Your donation will keep Sherwin 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!

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.



Microproject Disclaimer

Every microproject is intended to use the donations it receives in accordance with its stated description; however, it is important to provide project leaders with the flexibility to maximize the potential benefit from the donations they receive. This means that your donation may be used as a part of the main project that supports this microproject, specifically Help 600 People Escape Floods & Poverty. In this event, the project leader is required to post an update to the microproject detailing the results and reasons behind this change.

If you or any other donor is unhappy with the way their funds have been used, he or she can reallocate their donation using the GlobalGiving guarantee.

donate now:

Retired Project

This project is no longer accepting donations.

Still want to help?
Support another project run by International Disaster Volunteers (IDV) that needs your help, such as:

A microproject connected to this project:

Help 600 People Escape Floods & Poverty
In the community of Banaba, hundreds of residents live in shacks by the riverbank. Every year, when the floods come, those residents are forced to evacuate and their homes are damaged or destroyed. They'd like to live somewhere safer, but they can't afford to move. They need both a well-equipped evacuation centre to stay safe during floods and poverty reduction programmes year-round so that they can become more resilient. This project will meet both of those needs! project reportread updates from the field


Project Leader

Emma Taylor

Bristol, Somerset United Kingdom

Where is this project located?

Map of Keep Sherwin and his family safe during floods!