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Typhoon Hagupit: From Being Afraid to Being Prepared
CARE Philippines staff Rona Casil shares her experience with Typhoon Hagupit.
“Not another Haiyan, please!”, was my first thought when I learned about a potential Read More
Recovering after disasters: Why ‘building back safer’ is better than ‘building back better’
After natural disasters the phrase ‘Build Back Better’ is a constant refrain from politicians, donors, aid agencies and the media. This short, alliterative phrase has captured the imagination Read More
Typhoon Haiyan: Elderly Woman Becomes Breadwinner
At 61 years old, Marlyn Iradiel looks frail and when she walks, her back hunches a bit. Hard lines are visible on her face. She talks in such a soft voice that you have to inch closer to hear her Read More
Typhoon Haiyan: No More Taking Turns to Sleep
Myla Diaz, 41, has always known the value of persistence. She unfailingly persuaded her husband every day for two months to start building a new house for their family. Her husband Lino, 40, Read More
Interview With CARE Staff Rona Casil of Tacloban
From being a Haiyan survivor to CARE Philippines humanitarian worker, Rona Casil of Read More
Typhoon Haiyan: A Labor of Love
You may not understand the language, but you can guess from the sound of the conversation they are husband and wife.
Think of your own parents working together on a Read More
Typhoon Haiyan: Overwhelming the Senses
Anita Mariano, 70, lost her eyesight eight years back. She had a bad headache, decided to sleep it off, and when she awoke, she could no longer see.
Although safely Read More
Inspired to Sing in the Aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan
We would like to introduce you to Eleuteria Mariano, a 78-year-old widow from the village of Amar, Antique Province on the island of Panay, Philippines.
Before he died Read More
Typhoon Haiyan: Empowering Communities to Rebuild
“Sir, why are you here?”
Such a simple question posed to me out of curiosity, not accusatory or menace.
I was chatting with a group of women in the village of Read More
Typhoon Haiyan: Building Safer Shelter From the Storm
There’s a loud crackling sound to rain when it hits a tarp, especially during a heavy tropical storm. You look up and wonder if the downpour is going to break through and unleash a torrent. You Read More