Giving out hygiene kits - thanks to your support
Thank you for your generous gift towards Merlin’s work supporting families affected by Storm Washi at the end of last year.
With your help, we were able to respond quickly with basic health care and hygiene kits for 2,000 families who were evacuated from their homes and temporarily re-housed in storm shelters and secure buildings.
Merlin continues to offer health care in the Philippines, but for now at least, our teams are focusing on the urban slums of Manila, the capital. However, we are ready to respond to any further emergencies with planned disaster response strategies, so as we move towards cyclone season once more....Merlin is ready.
As mentioned above, the Merlin Team is now focusing on a new project in the urban slums of Manila. With the third highest population growth in South East Asia, learning about and having access to, reproductive health care is vital. Poor couples tend to have larger families, due in part to a severe lack of awareness and access to family planning resources. Birth control allows women more opportunities and ensures better female health.
This new program will impact over 796,000 people.
For more information and to offer your support to this new project, please check it out on the Global Giving website under the Title ‘Giving young women opportunities in Manila, Philippines’