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COVID-19 Emergency Response in the Philippines

by FundLife International
COVID-19 Emergency Response in the Philippines
COVID-19 Emergency Response in the Philippines
COVID-19 Emergency Response in the Philippines
COVID-19 Emergency Response in the Philippines
COVID-19 Emergency Response in the Philippines
COVID-19 Emergency Response in the Philippines
COVID-19 Emergency Response in the Philippines
COVID-19 Emergency Response in the Philippines
COVID-19 Emergency Response in the Philippines
COVID-19 Emergency Response in the Philippines
COVID-19 Emergency Response in the Philippines
COVID-19 Emergency Response in the Philippines
COVID-19 Emergency Response in the Philippines
COVID-19 Emergency Response in the Philippines
COVID-19 Emergency Response in the Philippines
COVID-19 Emergency Response in the Philippines
COVID-19 Emergency Response in the Philippines
COVID-19 Emergency Response in the Philippines
COVID-19 Emergency Response in the Philippines
COVID-19 Emergency Response in the Philippines
COVID-19 Emergency Response in the Philippines
COVID-19 Emergency Response in the Philippines
COVID-19 Emergency Response in the Philippines
COVID-19 Emergency Response in the Philippines
COVID-19 Emergency Response in the Philippines
COVID-19 Emergency Response in the Philippines
COVID-19 Emergency Response in the Philippines
COVID-19 Emergency Response in the Philippines
COVID-19 Emergency Response in the Philippines
COVID-19 Emergency Response in the Philippines
COVID-19 Emergency Response in the Philippines
COVID-19 Emergency Response in the Philippines
COVID-19 Emergency Response in the Philippines
COVID-19 Emergency Response in the Philippines
COVID-19 Emergency Response in the Philippines
COVID-19 Emergency Response in the Philippines
COVID-19 Emergency Response in the Philippines
COVID-19 Emergency Response in the Philippines

Summary

The Philippines has been under strict quarantine since March 14th - the longest of any country, not allowing people to work. The economic impact on the most vulnerable people has been catastrophic, causing them to survive without any income or savings. FundLife has already reached 20,000 people, with at least 40,000 more people who are in dire need of help. We are working to reach those do not have enough food to feed children and help them with food packs, hygiene kits and health education.

$50,000
total goal
$13,718
remaining
367
donors
9
monthly donors
4
fundraisers
4
months

Challenge

The Philippines has massive poverty and inequity. Over 25 Million People live on less than USD 8 a day per household, and many of whom are dependent on the informal economy just so they can survive. As Cebu goes deep into its 45-day lockdown to combat the spread of COVID-19, 1 in 4 families will not have access to any income and will rely on the government for support. However, with very limited resources and dealing with a health emergency, the local governments are already at breaking point.

Solution

FundLife is directly supporting several on-the-ground organisations who are delivering emergency food packs to those who are going hungry. One food pack costs USD 15 and keeps a family of 5 in food security for 10 days. In addition, FundLife is focusing on keeping children safe, in particular, adolescent girls who face an increased risk during the lockdown. We are providing hygiene packs and education leaflets to keep safe and avoid the spread of COVID-19.

Long-Term Impact

COVID-19 puts the already vulnerable at danger of not having enough food and thus expose themselves to the risk of contracting and spreading the COVID-19 amongst their already packed communities. A secondary impact of COVID-19 are on children at risk of abuse and exploitation. As families get more stressed and anxious with no food or income, children are the first to suffer and risk having long-term psychosocial issues.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.fundlife.org/​
https:/​/​news.abs-cbn.com/​ancx/​culture/​spotlight/​0
https:/​/​www.manilatimes.net/​2020/​03/​02/​opinion/​co
https:/​/​www.bloomberg.com/​news/​articles/​2020-03-1
https:/​/​www.reuters.com/​article/​us-health-coronav

Organization Information

FundLife International

Location: Tacloban - Philippines
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Marko Kasic
Tacloban, Philippines
$36,282 raised of $50,000 goal
 
407 donations
$13,718 to go
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