PHILIPPINES: BENEFITED 160,000 PEOPLE BY DISTRIBUTING 1,600 FILTER SYSTEMS
The Typhoon caused catastrophic damage in the Visayas, particularly on Samar and Leyte islands, where cities and towns were largely destroyed. Journalists on the ground have described the devastation as, "off the scale, and apocalyptic".
The Fashion For the Philippines project is being implemented in the Visayan Islands of the Philippines including Cebu, Leyte, Samar, Bohol, Bantayan and Panay. Its main objective is to “Provide enough access to safe water for 160,000 people by distributing 1,600 filter systems; meeting their basic needs for drinking, cooking, hygiene, and overall health & well-being”. The FGFH grant went towards supporting the operational and logistics costs associated with the program’s implementation in the Philippines, as well as the purchase of water filtering systems (filters + buckets). Project was executed by Jon Rose, Waves For Water’s Founder/CEO. We are still looking to fund more, and you can donate $10 for a bucket $50 for a water filter from here.
Grant Amount and Duration of Project
Grant Amount: $94,775. Dates Covered by Project budget: March 22nd, 2014 to July 31st, 2014.
The project’s mandate is to make clean water immediately accessible to 160,000 people
in communities in the Visayan Islands hardest hit by Typhoon Haiyan, in order to improve personal and civic well-being, increase quality of life by improving all around health, reduce poverty and indigence, and increase opportunities for education and employment, resulting in an overall individual and community advancement.
To achieve the project’s goal, one objective was defined: distribute and train the populations to use 1,600 filter systems, including filters and buckets, through established local networks – schools, medical clinics, community organizers, etc. in all the areas where the project is implemented.
The number of individuals intended to benefit from this project is: 160,000. The project is completed when local W4W volunteers are trained to support the population with the filter & bucket systems use, and to follow-up on the progress in the communities; and when the systems are distributed to a combination of households and community spaces, benefitting a larger number of individuals.