Fishermen without means of livelihood need more projects to support their efforts. Young and old alike are inspired by mangroves and other aqua cultural projects that the Filipino Family Fund is partnering with other non profit leadership to implement so that families can feed themselves and share that with others.
Many villages are still comprised of transitional housing and tents one year after the disaster. In Eastern Samar, the recovery is compounded because of 2015 Typhoon Ruby's winds and flooding.
The Filipino Family Fund assisted Catholic Relief Services in initial televised appeal right after the storm. Here Juilius Oliveros from Catholic Relief Services meets with Eileen Cosby to describe the transitional housing and livelihood projects in Eastern Samar. Over 7,000 families were impacted.
President of Alliance for the Family Philippines meets with Filipino Family Fund to collaborate on initiatives to help develop leaders for the Church.
The municipal leadership of Eastern Samar in the town of Salcedo and the Filipino Family Fund meet to discuss projects for mangroves and leadership development for university students. Pictured are Mayor Mergal, King Pandit, Felix "JunJun" Duran, and Eileen Cosby. Mayor Mergal has been nationally recognized for transparent governance. Non profits from Germany and Canada chose his township to support because of his effective leadership.
Children are helping remove debris/scrap metal. The Filipino Family Family Fund is working with non profits to help develop a brighter future for the youth.
The impact of losing homes, a means of making a living, and loss of loved ones has left some young persons without hope.