The project will provide toilet repairs and install new toilets for those affected by Typhoon Mangkhut in severely-affected villages in Northern Luzon especially in Conner, Apayao. We aim to provide safe sanitation to 5,000 individuals in this project. Aside from sanitation, we will provide support for vegetable gardening and root crop production in hardly-hit villages.
Typhoon Mangkhut (local name: Ompong) is comparable to Typhoon Yolanda in ferocity and is expected to flatten so many villages in Northern Luzon by tomorrow. Sanitation will be a last priority for those providing assistance and this will be a window for us since we are experts on this.
Without proper sanitation will be a problem for local communities after a disaster as second wave of disaster may happen in terms of disease outbreak. We will solve this problem by the provision of low-cost sanitation to poor villages.
Ensuring safe sanitation will mean healthy families affected by this disaster. We are one of the few experts in responding to this, hence this initiative.