Warm greetings and thank you very much for your continuing support to our project providing new homes or repairing damaged ones due to Typhoon Haiyan. At this moment we shifted our resources and support to providing small backyard livelihoods to our beneficiaries and their neighbors. One of the most promising livelihood is the raising of small animals such as chickens. In order to do this, we are building a small chicken multiplier project with the goal of distributing the chicks to our beneficiaries when the chickens lay their eggs. We are planning to purchase a small incubator for this in order to hatch many eggs at one time. We are starting with 300 chickens and aim to reach-out to 1,200 beneficiaries this year.
Greetings and thank you very much for your continuing support to our project to provide low-cost homes for very poor families affected by the typhoon. The need of this particular project is indeed great and we need to rally more support. During our fieldwork we found out that there are homes that have no toilets and this situation is difficult for the local communities. Great that during this time we were able to partner with the local Rotary Club in order for them to provide toilets to identified very poor families. The support coming from Global Giving we used for training and providing technical assistance during the construction activities and when the beneficiaries start to use their toilets. This reporting period we were able to construct 18 toilets for 18 families here.
Greetings and thank you very much for your continuing support to provide decent homes to typhoon survivors in Leyte. This phase in our work is focused on building the capacities of local residents to be resilient in face of natural calamities such as typhoons. Due to climate change and other factors it is predicted that typhoons will visit Leyte more often hence the need for residents to withstand the ill effects of these calamities is urgent.
Our capacity-building activities is based in our Typhoon Resilience Learning Centre which is already a permanent home/office for WAND Foundation in Leyte. The trainings include water and sanitation, basic livelihoods, home-gardening, community-building and youth development. This reporting period we were able to train a total of 75 farmers on basic agro-farm livelihoods using root crops and vegetables as the main crop to grow. Root crops is special in the sense that the roots are underground and thus can withstand wind and rain.
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