Philippines - Disaster relief

Philippines - Disaster relief

October 25, 2021

Working with the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation to restore the livelihoods of fishermen of Tiwi, Albay in the Philippines who were affected by typhoons Rolly and Ulysses.

Funding from the GHD Foundation is helping fishing communities of Tiwi, Albay in the Philippines return to work after being affected by typhoons Rolly and Ulysses in 2020. These typhoons affected more than 4.2 million people across eight regions in the Philippines. The fishing villages recently received five motorized boats and fish coolers from the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation and its partner organisation, Fleet of Hope, enabling them to build back their livelihoods and their way of life.

PDRF was one of the first beneficiaries of GHD Foundation, receiving PHP 1 million (approximately AUD 27,000) last year, jointly contributed by our employees, the Philippines region, and the GHD Foundation. As the peak organisation of the Philippines private sector for disaster preparedness, relief, and recovery, PDRF’s programs focus on shelter, livelihoods, education, environment, and water, infrastructure, sanitation, and health.

“It’s fantastic to see that donations from the GHD Foundation are helping people recover and rebuild after disasters,” says Jo Metcalfe, Managing Director – GHD Foundation. “As a direct extension of the GHD Group’s purpose, the Foundation is committed to giving back to help build resilient communities. In support of our Philippines region’s efforts, the Foundation helped amplify the impact of the fundraising and volunteering efforts to make the biggest difference possible.”