Relief for 180 Flood Affected Families in Manila

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Between August 18th and 22nd, more than 60% of Manila flooded. A month's worth of rain fell on August 19th alone. In our community - Banaba - rivers burst their banks and more than 2,000 families were forced from their homes. Waters have receded, but families who have lost their homes, livelihoods, and possessions need relief goods to help them get by in the short term while long-term solutions to the problems they face can be found.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Banaba is a community on the outskirts of Manila which suffers from disproportionally high rates of poverty and lies in a flood plane surrounded by rivers. When a typhoon caused an enhanced monsoon in August, the rivers rose quickly and within hours homes were flooded. Many families were in evacuation centres for five days, saw livelihoods destroyed, and spent precious savings on food and dry clothing while in evacuation centres. Now as clean-up begins they're struggling.

How will this project solve this problem?

We'll help 180 particularly hard-hit families by providing a relief pack of food and hygiene items. The pack was designed by flood affected community members, so contains the items they feel will be most useful. Each pack contains; 2 kilos of rice, 2 packs of noodles, 2 large cans of sardines, 2 toothbrushes and toothpaste, 1 bar of soap, and a bucket.

Potential Long Term Impact

The relief pack will help families feed themselves for a few days, providing breathing space while stores can be re-opened, parents can return to work, and life can return to normal. Families receiving goods are all members of local community group Buklod Tao who already participate in long-term poverty alleviation programmes. The short-term aid you provide will make it easier for them to participate in their own long-term recovery.

Funding Information

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



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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

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