Did you know that some of the areas where we operate are so remote that they can only be reached on foot or by cart with a buffalo?
As face-to-face classes have been suspended for the new academic year 2021-2022 due to the pandemic, those who are the most afftected by this decision are the poorer children living in those areas. This is the case of Ambang village, on Mindoro Island. Indeed, the indigenous kids living in the remote areas have little access to school material and services.
But thanks to your donations, we were able to keep supporting populations at risk during the pandemic. Due to the number of positive cases on the rise, we have made a donation of masks to protect pupils of Ambang village, providing them with school material as well to start school from their homes.
Aug 23, 2021
Getting ready to start the project very soon
By Paola Vecchiato - President of Kito Onlus
In the last year, we have been carefully organizing and designing the project that is about to start next month. Thanks to the support of our volunteers on the ground and the collaboration of the local community, the engineer and architect are almost ready to start building the bakery. By the end of the summer, we will send to the Philippines kitchen machines that will be needed in the bakery. With your kind support, we can continue to send good quality products such as olive oil and tomato sauce. Moreover, you will contribute directly to buy other kitchen utensils that will make the business flourish!
May 11, 2021
A more protected population
By Paola Vecchiato - President of Kito Odv
Our support to the Filipino population began as soon as the global pandemic hit the country. As an emergency-response organization, it has been our main focus to support the population that was hit the most by the health emergency, focusing our activities in Mindoro Island towards the indigenous and poor populations.
We have been providing regular support with food and masks throughout the months. In the first phase of the lockdown, between March and May 2020, Kito Odv donated 2500 masks, thanks to the precious help of 7 local tailors. This way we were able to provide material support to the population and provide economic support for the work done by the tailors who had been impacted by the crisis and would have not worked otherwise.
Moreover, our support continued inside the schools as well, promoting kids' education. When they reopened in August 2020, Kito provided paper and ink cartridges for printers to be used in elementary schools. During Christmas time, we distributed food and flip flops for kids in collaboration with the filipino association Amami Social Project.
As of now, we have provided support to more than 700 families who received food supplies, 2500 people who were donated the masks, 7 tailors and a countless number of kids. As the current situation is still difficult and continues to evolve, we ensure our involvement in support of the locals.