"I wish we could fully express how humbled we are by the donations and sacrifices of MicroSourcing employees for Typhoon Yolanda survivors," says Cecile Corvera, from OIC National Resource Development of World Vision.
MicroSourcing turned over a donation of Php1,021,746.61 to World Vision for the relief and rehabilitation of communities affected by typhoon Yolanda.
In a turnover meeting last January 15, MicroSourcing employee representatives received updates from World Vision's Visayas operations and the organization's ongoing programs that will be funded by the donation. World Vision has recently concluded the phase of immediate relief. They were able to distribute food supplies, shelter kits, and hygiene kits to over 560,000 families. For children who experienced trauma, World Vision built child-friendly spaces for the use of 20,269 children now receiving support and psycho-social services for holistic recovery.
MicroSourcing's donation will go to the next phase of disaster aid - Rehabilitation. Programs for repair and reconstruction will be focused on rebuilding school infrastructure and shelter and restoring livelihood and sources of basic necessities like water. In the following months, World Vision will carry out the rehabilitation phase in the following areas: Alang-alang, Leyte; Dagami, Leyte; Dulag, Leyte; Matag-ob, Leyte; Merida, Leyte; Villaba, Leyte; Ormoc City, Leyte; Tacloban City, Leyte; Batan, Aklan; and Estancia, Iloilo.
MicroSourcing's Yolanda Fund was raised by employees. Over 1,000 employees donated part of their 13th month pay (annual bonus) and voted to donate the Christmas party budget to the fund. "This is the first giving idea we have encountered from corporate donors. Our hearts are moved by such a unique gesture of generosity," Ms. Corvera thanks MicroSourcing for their contribution.
World Vision is planning a visit to affected areas in the Visayas region in March. MicroSourcing will join the trip to assess the progress of school infrastructure reconstruction and its other projects with the organization.