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Small Islands of Philippines Relief Fund
$690 raised
14% of $5k goal
6 contributors
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Ended Feb 20, 2014
As we all know, there was a terrible storm that recently passed through the Philippines. These are photos of my mother’s village – Barangay Guin-ansan, Almagro Island, Western Samar, Philippines – prior to Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) hit the ...

As we all know, there was a terrible storm that recently passed through the Philippines.

These are photos of my mother’s village – Barangay Guin-ansan, Almagro Island, Western Samar, Philippines – prior to Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) hit the Philippines. Barangay Guin-ansan is a very small fishing and coconut & banana farming village where my mother was born and grew up. Approximately 800 people live there today with about 50 of those residents being my relatives. There has been substantial damage to homes and the farmland surrounding the village. Many of the trees you see in the photos above make up the plantation farms. They have been told that electricity will not be up & running for at least a month. Communication lines are virtually non-existent. My worry is that much of the televised relief efforts will be focused on the heavily populated areas due to the massive amount of damage. We must not forget about the smaller islands. The Philippines consist of over 7000 islands. My goal with the Small Islands of Philippines Relief Fund is to help the people of the smaller island communities, such as residents of Almagro Island, who are harder to reach than those affected on the larger islands. As we are able, we are reaching out to barangay captains (village leader) to help us understand who needs the most help in the rebuilding process.

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