Our support to the Filipino population began as soon as the global pandemic hit the country. As an emergency-response organization, it has been our main focus to support the population that was hit the most by the health emergency, focusing our activities in Mindoro Island towards the indigenous and poor populations.
We have been providing regular support with food and masks throughout the months. In the first phase of the lockdown, between March and May 2020, Kito Odv donated 2500 masks, thanks to the precious help of 7 local tailors. This way we were able to provide material support to the population and provide economic support for the work done by the tailors who had been impacted by the crisis and would have not worked otherwise.
Moreover, our support continued inside the schools as well, promoting kids' education. When they reopened in August 2020, Kito provided paper and ink cartridges for printers to be used in elementary schools. During Christmas time, we distributed food and flip flops for kids in collaboration with the filipino association Amami Social Project.
As of now, we have provided support to more than 700 families who received food supplies, 2500 people who were donated the masks, 7 tailors and a countless number of kids. As the current situation is still difficult and continues to evolve, we ensure our involvement in support of the locals.