Jhanrey is seven years old and he's a survivor of super typhoon Haiyan. Jhanrey lives with his parents and his 5 year old sister in Barangay 88 in the city of Tacloban. Jhanrey's dad is a construction worker but with so many people out of work competition for jobs is fierce and he only finds jobs occasionally. This means that Jhanrey often has to go hungry. With your help, we'll be there to provide hot meals to help keep Jhanrey healthy and happy.
Typhoon Haiyan (known as Yolanda in the Philippines) left wide spread devastation across nine provinces in the Philippines. Survivors lost loved ones as well as their homes and livelihoods. Communities are working hard to pick up the pieces but jobs are hard to come by and families often struggle to put food on the table. This perpetuates their suffering and can lead to malnutrition and poor health.
Your donations will be used to provide hot meals, like rice porridge with chicken and vegetables, for survivors of typhoon Haiyan living in poor communities. Priority will be given to the most vulnerable such as children like Jhanrey, elderly residents and mothers with nursing infants.
Feeding the most vulnerable is one of the many ways we're helping families recover from typhoon Haiyan. By providing nutritious, filling food families won't have to use precious savings to pay for meals. This will leave them with more funds available to rebuild homes and restart businesses. Kids receiving meals won't go to school hungry which means they'll be able to focus on learning for the future. Receiving hot meals will also remind families that the world hasn't forgotten them.