Keep Mae and her family safe during floods

A microproject by International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)


Mae is 2. She lives with her two brothers, two uncles, and her parents in a house made from a few sheets of tin and plywood perched on a riverbank. Every year there are floods, and Mae's house has already been totally destroyed and rebuilt multiple times. Mae and her family need a safe place to shelter during floods. Another NGO has already provided a large part of the funding to build them an evacuation centre, but there's a funding gap. We need you to complete the centre!
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Mae and her family have already lost their home and their possessions multiple times, but the physical loss isn't the most devastating part of living with floods - it's the constant fear. They don't have anywhere safe to go when the floodwaters come as they inevitably will. Mae's parents would love to move the family to a safer home, but they struggle just to put food on their children's plates, so they can't afford a new home. Much of the funding for the centre is in place - but not all of it!


By providing the funds we need to fill the funding gap, you'll free Mae and her family from the day-in day-out fear that the next flood could be their last. When there isn't a flood, the centre will be used for to run Filipino led development projects. Those projects aim to help Mae and her family escape poverty and find a safe home. In other words, your gift will help the whole family safe during floods in the short-term and help them build a prosperous future.

Long-Term Impact

Your donation will keep Mae and her entire family safe and free them from fear while also giving them the opportunity to escape poverty. Together, these changes will be felt for years to come!


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Organization Information

International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)

Location: Bristol, Somerset - United Kingdom
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Project Leader:
Emma Taylor
Bristol, Somerset United Kingdom

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