Typhoon Haiyan, internationally known as Yolanda, has become a name that’s hard to forget. The super typhoon wiped out homes, killed more than 6,300 people, and devastated agricultural lands leaving those who survived homeless and without any source of income.
As typhoon season in the Philippines approaches, people living in rural areas begin to worry. n the remote and agriculture-dependent village of Balagan in Santo Nino, Cagayan, the people have a different response.
“It was our first time to grow and sell medicinal herbs. And we didn’t expect it would change our lives.”
Maria Samillano’s simple life with her husband and three children was agitated when super typhoon Haiyan smashed its way to her coastal village in Laua-an, Antique, Philippines. Haiyan completely destroyed her small house made of bamboo and even disrupted her livelihood.
“I realized that even I’m a person with disability, I can still achieve my goals.”
This is what Evelyn Tangile proudly shared when asked about what she has learned from all the activities she participated with international aid organization CARE.
“All of the houses in my village were destroyed in a snap. As in we nearly lost everything.”
It was a sunny morning in the laid-back village of Plaridel in the town of Dagami, Leyte. People started entering a small community chapel to attend CARE’s Community Risk Assessment training.
Humanitarian aid has saved lives of hundreds of thousands, yet more assistance needed for full recovery
CARE has reached more than 318,000 people with food, shelter and livelihood support. Women play powerful role to help families get back on their feet