This project will build 40 WATER & SANITATION facilities for core shelters being constructed by EcoWEB and partners for families made homeless by Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The BALA'I project in Dulag, Leyte will rebuild shelter resilient to typhoon, flooding & earthquake. The basic hygiene facilities will prevent ground water contamination and reduce the occurrence of waterborne diseases. This will help the beneficiaries regain a safer, healthier and more dignified living.
In Barangays Alegre and Batug, Dulag, Leyte, 70% of the 343 houses were totally damaged and 30% partially damaged. Of the totally damaged, only 50 households of the affected have been provided with temporary shelter support.The BALA'I project will add 40 resilient core shelter units. While the core shelter units to be constructed has already been partially funded, they lack support for the construction of water, sanitation and hygiene facilities.
EcoWEB, Inc. with the support of Mennonite Central Committe, Architecture for Humanity Manila and Ecotektonika will build 40 resilient core shelter units that could provide safety to families with children and vulnerable members during typhoon, flooding, earthquake and heavy rains. The BALA'I shelter project is designed to have sanitary and rainwater catchment facility. 40 families of these resilient shelter units shall be provided with this greatly needed facility.
Through this project, 40 families made homeless by Super Typhoon Haiyan will be able to regain a safe, healthy and dignified living. Their shelters will be equipped with basic hygiene facilities and be resilient to typhoon, flooding and earthquake. The intended sanitary facilities will prevent ground water contamination and reduce the occurrence of waterborne diseases.