Drissa is 57 years old. He lives with his wife Lorna in the community of Banaba, just outside Manila. Drissa's house is dangerously close to a riverbank. Every year there are floods, and Drissa's house has been inundated several times in his life. During floods Drissa and Lorna have to spend days sleeping on the floor of an evacuation centre and are often forced to go hungry. With your help, we'll be there to provide hot meals and emergency supplies during those floods.
The Philippines is affected by around 20 typhoons every year, making it one of the world's most disaster-prone countries. The floods those typhoons bring are devastating for the thousands of families who live on the riverbanks in the poor community of Banaba. Banaba is on the outskirts of Manila, in a floodplain surrounded by rivers. It floods multiple times every year, and those floods force Drissa, Lorna, and thousands more, to evacuate.
Your donations will be used to provide hot meals, like rice porridge with chicken and vegetables, in evacuation centres during floods. Funds will also be used to provide other emergency supplies like drinking water and first aid. No one knows when the next flood is coming, so we're raising the money we need to provide hot meals for Drissa, Lorna and other evacuees now.
By providing nutritious, filling food during evacuation you'll ensure that Drissa and Lorna, and other families like theirs, won't have to use precious savings to pay for meals outside their home during floods. This will leave them with more funds available to recover when floods recede. It will also remind them that during disaster, there is someone there who cares.