Greetings and thank you very much for your support to our project.
May we inform you that we are stopping our Typhoon Melor Emergency response for the reason that the affected communities have already fully recovered and that the effect of the typhoon has already long gone. As our last effort for this project, we conducted capacity-building to 25 barangay health workers and community volunteers in 1 municipality on community-led total sanitation with the aim to skill them so they use their skills in training barrio-folks on the same topic. We focus on supporting sanitation initiative because this is our expertise and because this is much needed in the area. We observed that even before the typhoon, sanitation is already a very low priority agenda for the communities. We hope that our efforts will continue as we move out from the area.
Warm greetings and thank you very much for your kind support to our project providing assistance to families affected by Typhoon Melor. We did initial assessment in the area immediately after the typhoon and provided basic provisions like hygiene kits and food packs and then tried to link-up with other organizations in the area but our effort was not successful perhaps because response to the typhoon by the donor community is also small.
Again, thank you very much and wishing that you will continue supporting our other initiatives here in the Philippines.
Greetings and thank you very much for your support to our project to respond to the needs of the local population affected by Typhoon Melor. We used our hilux vehicle and send a team to municipalities in Eastern Samar. International NGO's were also quick to respond. we found out during our initial assessment that even before the typhoon, the need for toilet facilities is already high in the area and in some villages we went, families without toilets were as high as 65%. They defecate in the bush or in plastic and throw the waste at night and the possibility of epidemic caused by open defecation is very high. Our next move is to contact a few of the international NGO's working in the area so that they will adopt our toilet models and thus help solve the problem of open defecation.
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