Low-cost Sanitation For Typhoon Haiyan Survivors

by Water, Agroforestry, Nutrition and Development Foundation
Feb 11, 2014

Expanding our work in Samar Province

Ensuring safe future for the children
Ensuring safe future for the children

Dear Friends,

Greetings from Super-typhoon devastated Leyte Province.  Last week, I was able to visit the province of Samar which is very near Leyte and I saw the extent of devastation there with much of the land and houses flattened to the ground. It was in the municipality of Guiauan in Samar where the first landfall of the typhoon happened. We decided to expand our efforts in Samar and our initiative will have  similar strategies as what we have done in Leyte, namely,

  1. Join the WASH Team in Samar in order to introduce our approach and determine areas of implementation and convergence.
  2. Pitch a mobile pre-fabrication tent in a designated place in Samar and starting in Guiauan municipality where the first landfall of the super-typhoon happened and where 98% of structures in the area were flattened to the ground.
  3. Bring our expert artisans and recruit local semi-skilled workers.
  4. Bring our toilet bowl moulds from Leyte to Samar. Also bring our elf trucks and other resources to Samar.
  5. Start sourcing of hardware, materials and implement pre-fabrication and installation activities by coordinating with barangay officials and leaders.

With this report, may I enjoin you to help support us with two of our complementary initiatives which are coconut replanting program to replace the damaged coconut trees and house re-building for the survivors. The links are,



Very sincerely yours,



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Water, Agroforestry, Nutrition and Development Foundation

Location: Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental - Philippines
Website: http://mindaterrapretabiochar.blogspot.com
Project Leader:
Elmer Sayre
Executive Director
Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental Philippines
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