Typhoons are a common occurrence in the Philippines, and the most severe ones can wipe out an entire year’s crop. So after one particularly terrible typhoon hit, the village of San Vicente needed to do something quickly.
With our support, they were able to rehabilitate farms and reduce the risk of future disasters — buying seeds, replacing equipment destroyed by the storm and creating a drainage canal to prevent catastrophic flooding in the future.
They also built new wells — providing the community with more than enough water for bathing, cooking, washing clothes and watering the plants — and protected nearly 8,000 people from waterborne disease.
Word has spread fast about San Vicente’s success, and three other villages have already started similar projects!