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RISING THROUGH THE STORM
History’s strongest typhoon to ever hit the land may have caused the loss of homes, but through initiative, solidarity and hard work, supported by collaborative agencies, Yolanda survivors in Capiz and Iloilo City have rebuilt their lives and created stronger communities.
FINDING THE GOOD OUT OF YOLANDA
WHO SAYS WOMEN CAN’T? Lady members of the Pawa Homeowner’s Association (HOA) in Panay, Capiz actively participate in the rebuilding efforts of their houses damaged by super typhoon Yolanda. The housing project was under the partnership of the Social Housing Finance Corporation (SHFC) and the UN Habitat.
LEADING THE ROAD TO CHANGE
Enriqueta “Kits” Catayong, one of the founding members of Alyansa ng Mamamayan sa Valenzuela at Caloocan (AMVACA) Housing Cooperative, shows the future houses of the cooperative members, gained through a community-driven housing, in Brgy. Ugong, Valenzuela that are totally different from their current shanties situated along the waterways of Tullahan.
STEP IN BUILDING DISASTER-RESILIENT COMMUNITIES: Yolanda-hit SHFC communities in Roxas City undergo DRR training
At least 30 community association leaders in Roxas City, Capiz participated in a workshop on Disaster Risk Reduction and Preparedness organized by the Social Housing Finance Corporation (SHFC) and the UN Habitat Philippines. Part of the activity is a simulation of a disaster response.
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