Build Rescue Boats in Flood Prone Communities



The community of Banaba is affected by flooding almost every year. For the residents of this small community just outside Manila, it isn't a question of if there will be more flooding, but when. But these inspiring community members aren't taking matters lying down - they've organised themselves and are prepared to respond when floods come. Your donations allow them to build rescue boats so that they can look after one and other during floods.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The Philippines is one of the world's most disaster prone countries. In an average year it's affected by more than 20 typhoons, and that number is rising because of climate change. The community of Banaba is no stranger to the devastating effects of floods. They've already had to relocate their community office as it was simply too close to a large river. In Banaba, floods are a fact of life, and the community can't afford to wait for help when they strike. If they do, they'll lose live

How will this project solve this problem?

The funds you provide will be used to build tough fiberglass rescue boats so that, during a flood, specially trained community leaders can pick up anyone trapped by the water. The community already has several boats which have saved lives in past floods, and with more boats, they'll be able to save even more lives.

Potential Long Term Impact

The boats we build will allow Banaba to help itself during floods for years to come. They won't be left helplessly waiting for help - they'll be able to help themselves and save lives.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $3,302
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $698
Total Funding Goal: $4,000


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Project Leader

Andy Chaggar

Bristol, Somerset United Kingdom

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