Build Flood Defences in a Filipino Community

by International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)

Erosion control continues here in Banaba! We're currently focusing on controlling the rapid erosion of essential evacuation routes with steel and rock retaining walls.

While our work on the ground here in Manila continues, we've decided that on GlobalGiving, this project should be folded into our larger project - Help Filipino Communities Prepare for Disaster. We hope that you'll check out this project so that you can keep getting updates on how your donation is changing lives. You can even claim a large wallet when you make a $25 donation!

Thanks so much for your generosity, and we can't wait to see you on our Help Filipino Community Prepare for Disaster page.

The river where we hope to reduce flooding
The river where we hope to reduce flooding

Welcome to our first project report on building flood defenses in the Philippines! 

Your generosity has gotten us off to a great start here in the Philippines. We’ve begun in earnest reviewing designs for different types of reinforcements, meeting with community members to find the best starting place, and understanding how best to ensure our flood defenses have the maximum impact.

This project will be a marathon, not a sprint. We need to come up with creative solutions for getting materials to informal settlers on riverbanks without roads, on redirecting the river while we build, and, of course, raise the remaining funds we need! But we’re ready to take on those challenges. With the support of GlobalGiving’s donor community and the determination of the residents of Banaba, we’ll get there!

As the project grows we’ll send you regular project reports on how our flood defenses are progressing. If you ever have any questions in the meantime about how we’re using your donations don’t hesitate to email We’d be happy to answer any queries you might have!

These homes are threatened and need protection
These homes are threatened and need protection

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Organization Information

International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)

Location: Bristol, Somerset - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Emma Taylor
Bristol, Somerset United Kingdom

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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