On behalf of all of our nonprofit partners and communities in the Philippines we would like to send a big thank you for supporting the relief and recovery effort after Super Typhoon Haiyan. As we enter the new year, millions of people remain displaced, but GlobalGiving partners and donors like you are making a difference in these lives.
More than 25 organizations working in the Philippines have already benefited from recovery funds through GlobalGiving, and we recently sent 20 additional grants to our partners! This recent round of funding is supporting groups that are shifting their work from immediate relief to long-term recovery. At the bottom of this email you’ll see a full list of all the organizations included in our most recent grant round, but we wanted to highlight three specific organizations so you can better see the impact of your dollars:
Children’s Joy Foundation ($80,000) has seven Children’s Residential Centers in the Philippines that provide food, shelter, clothing, and education to poor children throughout the country. Since Haiyan hit the Philippines in November, Children’s Joy Foundation distributed relief food and provided hot meals to evacuees, provided a generator that gave light to more than 500 families, distributed fishing boats to families along the coast, constructed a day care center, and held a holiday party for hundreds of children between 3-14 years old. In this long-term recovery phase, they will continue to support the livelihood of small fishermen in Leyte Province, including distributing fishing boats to coastal communities.
Water, Agroforestry, Nutrition and Development Foundation ($50,000) is a local organization that has been carrying out relief efforts in the municipalities of Albuera, Dulag, Palo, Capoocan, and Kangasince the typhoon hit in November. WAND has provided safe sanitation through low-cost toilets and hygiene kits, vegetable seeds and other planting materials, emergency food packs in hard-to-reach areas, and provided local building materials to build Filipino-style homes. They will continue the food security and hygiene-related relief activities they have been conducting, but will also add a coconut and banana replanting program to provide additional economic and food security for farmers in the areas who lost their crops in the typhoon.
Mercy in Action Vineyard, Inc ($30,000) is a nonprofit that has been providing free maternal and childcare since 1992. They are based outside the disaster area in Olongapo, Philippines, but after the typhoon, they loaded their ambulance with medical and birth supplies and drove and ferried 36 hours to Leyte Island to set up a mobile birth tent and emergency medical center. Within just a few weeks, 203 pregnant women and 250 breastfeeding women were benefitting from their daily feeding program, 295 women received prenatal exams, they delivered 42 babies, conducted 68 postpartum visits, and distributed 391 boxes of high protein supplements and 427 vitamin packets. This support from GlobalGiving is helping them fulfill their commitment to feed and care for every woman they encounter who was pregnant when Typhoon Haiyan hit Leyte through their delivery and postpartum recovery period.
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