Help Build a Boat, Help Rebuild Lives

The world has seen how Yolanda (International name Haiyan) ravaged the Philippines. Its fury killed thousands, rendered hundreds of thousands people homeless, many are still missing and livelihood destroyed.

While foods, medicines and other basic needs have been pouring from various parts of the world, it is obvious that they cannot go on like this forever. Supplying them with relief goods for many more months to come is not feasible. Next to relief, the best thing we can do is to help them rebuild their lives. As what the Chinese proverb says, "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime". Fortunately, we do not need to teach most of the victims how to fish as fishing has been their primary source of living. They just need a boat they can use to fish.

With this, the organization which my friends put up years ago plan to help the victims get back on their feet by providing them with boats they can use to earn a living to feed their family and send the kids to school. Since Southern and Central part of Iloilo were spared, our main recipients are people from the Northern part of Iloilo particularly the small islands in the town of Concepcion.

For details, you can check out or you can also contact me through this blog or email at to facilitate your donation. You will also be updated as to where your donation goes.

With our help, the victims can get back on their feet with dignity and be able to provide their children with bright future.

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