After Super Typhoon Mangkhut, known as Super Typhoon Ompong in the Philippines, has hit northern Luzon in September, Kaloob sent a solidarity call to fund Humanity and Inclusion (Handicap International) « cash for service » project in Pinukpuk municipality, in the province of Kalinga. Thanks to its friends mobilization, Kaloob has been able to fund the salary of 15 workers during the operation (12 days) and the acquisition of a community cleaning kit consisting of a wheelbarrow, a hacksaw, a bolo, a twister steel bar, a chisel, hammers, shovels, crowbars, gloves, sacks, boots, etc.
To hold on until the next harvest
As a whole, 1556 families benefitted of this program. The roads and farms accesses have been cleared, the water systems repaired and existing structures (schools, barangay hall) reinforced in only 12 days. The farmers have been able to restart their activity a month only after the disaster. The cash grants they received by working together with HI will help the typhoon victims to hold on until the next harvest. Kaloob, HI, the local barangays and the beneficiaries thank each of the donors who contributed to give hope to the families again.
Kaloob, a NGO created to adress Philippines poverty issues
The climate change effects make the need for prevention and solidarity more and more critical in the Philippines. Founded in the Philippines in 2007 by the Assumptionists community, Kaloob Development Office Foundation is a NGO dedicated to the poorest and most vulnerable people, especially typhoon victims. Kaloob supports the idea of a fairer society in which everyone should be able to live with dignity by having a roof, access to healthcare, drinking water and education. Discover how the Assumptionists improve the future of the people entrusted to their care : kaloob.ph