Before Typhoon Haiyan, many families grew their own vegetables. But Haiyan washed away or contaminated most of the soil and destroyed the majority of seeds. This has made restarting gardens impossible. Thousands of families are struggling to feed themselves, and what food they do have is not nutritious. With your help, we'll help 1,000 families start their own vegetable gardens.
Following Typhoon Haiyan, many families are struggling to access nutritious food. Vegetables have always been expensive in Tacloban - that's why so many families had vegetable gardens before the storm. But since the Haiyan, they've been unable to start gardening again and vegetables are even more unaffordable. This leaves families eating diets deficient in many nutrients.
Working with our Filipino partners, Bayanihan Tayo, we're helping survivors grow their own vegetables by setting up communal gardens, holding planting workshops and providing urban garden starter kits. This work helps families become more food secure while also promoting the Filipino spirit of Bayanihan (unity and cooperation) through communal gardening.
By focusing on helping communities work together, you'll help Haiyan survivors become more able to meet their own needs for years to come. Further, by investing in food security, you'll help survivors stay healthy in the long-term.