Typhoon Haiyan (2013), known as Super Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines, was one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded. 7,350 people were reported missing or died. 2 years later, at least 400 families who lived along the river banks had no choice but to live within the “no build zone”, they were not provided with a relocation area. The Vincentian Foundation is leading an initiative to assist these fisher folks and farmers.
The land acquisition and housing development are being resourced through savings and other sources. Savings which will eventually be managed by Vincentian Family Multi-Purpose Cooperative (VFMPC). An organized group of 80 families is continuously managing a savings scheme intended to finance the land acquisition and development. Collections as of April 2017 is Php 14,060. This initial amount is earmarked to pay for the land survey.
The Vincentian Foundation has paid up front for the land subject for amortization by the people. The land has a total area of 13,434 sqm with a negotiated purchase price of Php 750,000. To date, Php 600,000 has been paid with the remaining Php 150,000 due when the title is transferred to the Vincentian Foundation.
Donations to us will be allocated mainly for the construction of the bamboo houses and site development.