My warmest greetings from Leyte. Thank you very much for your kind support to our emergency food packs initiative. This initiative is very important especially now that food aid from international agencies has dwindled to a trickle compared during the first weeks after the onslaught of Typhoon Yolanda when you can see huge trucks lining the streets distributing food and other relief materials. Right now, there is barely any and this is a big problem especially for very poor survivors or those in grief and depressed who have no time to secure their own food.
Our strategy right now is rather than purchasing food and distributing it, why not grow our own and then distribute the harvest? In this way, we employ survivors in the growing process as well as utilize idle lands in the area. We are able to rent a half hectare land for this purpose and we grow different kind of vegetables and legumes. We also raise farm animals like pigs and chickens for slaughter and distribution to very poor survivors. We think that this approach is novel, cost-effective and sustainable in the short and long run.
Hoping for your continuing support. Please tell your friends and colleagues about our effort.
Very sincerely yours,
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Cagayan de Oro,
Cagayan de Oro,