THANK YOU for your support!
Your donations have enabled us jumpstart the livelihood of Haiyan-affected farming and fishing communities. Briefly, our assistance focused on the following:
To date, your support has resulted in:
In partnership with Hapinoy, women store owners were trained on basic business recordkeeping. They also received loans from our partner microfinance institutions of P8,000 each to buy their initial stocks. Hapinoy is PBSP’s partner organization committed to “developing highly-skilled and empowered micro entrepreneurs who are running sari-sari stores so they could build a sustainable business and bring more impact at the community level.”
Bantayan Island lost 27% of its mangrove biomass due to Haiyan. The mangrove areas are now threatened as well as livelihoods of fishing communities and its coastal protection against natural disasters. In partnership with the Zoological Society of London, we are using science-based methods to rehabilitate the mangrove sites. We are also empowering communities to protect the remaining mangrove forests.
What’s next on our plate?
The Mayor of one of our assisted municipality said: “Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) left my constituents and others in Visayas roofless and homeless but never hopeless because of the immediate support shown by organizations like PBSP.”
PBSP could have not done it without your support through Global Giving!
Dear Donors and Partners,
On behalf of Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), I sincerely thank you for immediately responding to our call for assistance when we, in the Philippines, were struck by one of the most devastating disasters that ever hit the country.
Without your unwavering support, we could not have reached our countrymen whose lives and livelihood were changed by the onslaught of Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan).
The funds we raised through our Global Giving page were pooled with funds from other sources. As of March 31, we have received $ 1,998,461.67 through your generosity and of other individual donors, corporations, and funding agencies. Of this amount, $ 1,847,177.39 came from corporate donors; $ 33,552.11 from individual donors like you; and $ 117,732.16 from funding agencies and PBSP’s existing relief funds.
Of the $ 2 million received, we have spent 36% or $ 728,696.54, which benefitted 23,485 families, and 7,066 students and teachers on various relief and early recovery efforts on relief, livelihood, shelter, education and health.
To make your donations more sustainable and help revive the livelihood of those affected by Typhoon Yolanda, PBSP has distributed motorized boats, fishing gears, planting materials and rice seedlings for farmers, carried out cash for work strategies, and funded fishing projects in Iloilo, Biliran, and Cebu. Enclosed is a summary of our efforts with your support and our plans for the remaining funds.
Again, THANK YOU for your generosity and confidence in PBSP and for being instrumental in rebuilding lives and communities. Truly, the power of many is more strategic in achieving a sustainable and lasting impact.
RAFAEL C. LOPA
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