MicroSourcing management and employee representatives turned over Php1,021,746.61 to Habitat for Humanity last December 3. The donation was from the Yolanda Fund raised by MicroSourcing clients and employees after the strongest typhoon in history hit the Philippines last November 8.
Dabs Liban, Habitat for Humanity Manager for Public Engagement, presented a report on the organization’s ongoing rehabilitation efforts. Known as Re-Build Philippines, Habitat for Humanity prioritizes building of core shelter and distribution of shelter repair kits for families affected by the typhoon. Their priority areas are Cebu, Leyte, Capiz, Smaar, Bohol, Palawan, and Iloilo.
MicroSourcing representatives asked questions about the results of Habitat for Humanity’s efforts as of December 2013. Habitat reported over 7,500 shelter repair kits distributed in Daan Bantayan and Bantayan Island in Cebu, Guiuan, Eastern Samar, and Ormoc, Leyte.
During the distribution, Habitat staff and backpacking volunteers gave an orientation on the proper use of the contents of the shelter repair kit. A local team of volunteers was stationed in Cebu and Samar to monitor the progress of house repairs.
MicroSourcing’s donation will go to building typhoon-proof homes. Habitat for Humanity designed cottage houses with an angled roof and specialized materials for infrastructure that can withstand strong winds and storms. This design will be replicated by the Philippine government for housing projects in the Visayas region. Habitat for Humanity targets to begin construction of homes on the first quarter of 2014.
Pleased to be a partner of the Habitat for Humanity, MicroSourcing leaders and volunteers approved the organization’s proposed use of the donation.
Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization that builds sustainable communities by providing affordable and decent homes for less privileged Filipinos. Habitat envisions a world where everyone has a decent place to live.