24 year old Mary Ann is pregnant with her 4th child. Before typhoon Haiyan she and her husband worked as rice farmers and lived in their wooden house over their fields. The typhoon destroyed the house in a matter of minutes, and she and her kids hid under a table until the storm passed. They were lucky to survive - but now Mary Ann has no home and no livelihood to feed her kids. Until she can get her business started again, she needs donors like you to help her survive.
More than a month after the disaster, survivors in and around Tacloban are still struggling. They are homeless, have difficulty finding safe drinking water, and are increasingly vulnerable to illness. Recovery will take years, and survivors need our support now to ensure they can stay healthy as reconstruction begins.
Your donations will allow us to support survivors like Mary Ann by providing emergency relief items, help accessing healthcare, emergency shelter, and help restarting livelihoods.
In helping survivors like Mary Ann, we'll work through our local partners. Working with our local partners to provide aid ensures that our work will be as efficient as possible as our partners will be able to help us understand where reconstruction aid is needed most. Partner work also allows us to empower survivors, ensuring that they're participants in recover rather than simple recipients. This participatory approach lays the foundations of long-term recovery.
Learn more about our work in Tacloban