Philippines Typhoon Relief Work

Helping the Teachers

We have added an extra allowance to the monthly salary of 35 schoolteachers and school employees in Bagkahan Village who were affected by typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda). Many of the teachers and school employees lost everything to the typhoon and remain homeless living in extremely difficult conditions. We are glad to help in some small ways…

Building a New Health Care and Administrative Center in San Jose

We are very glad to have provided assistance to build Barangay Hall, a semi-permanent village health care, counseling and administrative center in San Jose. Since the typhoon destroyed everything in this community they had no place to provide health care and conduct other administrative work of the village chief. At the request of the village…

Mosquito Nets for 375 Typhoon-Affected Families

When I arrived in Tacloban, I visited several villages that were completely destroyed. People were putting up temporary huts or living in plastic tents. This is an area where Dengue fever is prominent and many people have died of it in the past. Lack of toilets, water and electricity has made the environment very dangerous.…

Clothing for Typhoon-Affected People

We were glad to distribute clothing ” shirts for men and blouses for women ” to many of the affected people in the Tacloban area. I am grateful to the managers of New Wide Garment in Kenya, for donating the brand-new clothing. May they be blessed with good health and inner peace.

School Renovation Project

The roof renovation of the Asian Development Foundation College is underway. This project is supported by Mr. Perera, who is one of the main sponsors of our humanitarian projects around the world. I am grateful to Mr. Perera and his family for their generosity and kindness. The Asian Development Foundation College is a not-for-profit school…

25 Families Receive Assistance for Roof Renovations

It will take many years to rebuild the devastated areas. Everywhere you look there is nothing but piles of rubble and people struggling to survive each day. I met 200 families in one village who badly needed help. As the villagers gathered, I addressed them and asked them to let me assist 25 families, who…

Public Toilet Blocks for Two Affected Villages

Many of the poor families living along the seaside in the Philippines have no private toilets.  They use public toilets.  In two of the villages I visited, these public toilets were destroyed and the government had no plans to rebuild them.  At the request of the village leaders, I have made arrangements to rebuild the…