COVID-19 Pandemic Response: Philippines

Support local nonprofits responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in Philippines

LocationPhilippines

Issue AreaDisaster

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Give2Asia is partnering with trusted nonprofit organizations responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Donate online to support local relief efforts.

SITUATION UPDATE: January 2022

Considered the higher risk country with more than 50.000 thousand deaths due to Coronavirus, the Philippines is threatened by the Omicron variant. Currently the number of daily confirmed cases is rising beyond 36,000 – the highest by far during the pandemic.

In 2020 and 2021, Give2Asia donors has supported local partners with approximately US$1.3 million in grantmaking to address Covid-19 crisis in Philippines. Projects are focusing on supporting health facilities to improve medical equipment and health service for the patients, protective gears and psychosocial support for frontline healthworkers, and food and livelihood support to those heavily impacted by the pandemic. With current Covid-19 wave at its highest peak, and the recent typhoon Rai disaster that has hit the country, your support to our local partners is more urgent than ever.

CURRENT NEEDS 

Beginning as a health crisis in 2020, the length, scope, and severity of the Covid-19 pandemic has affected all aspects of the country’s development.

Currently, the most urgent needs include:

  • medical supplies and equipment (including but not limited to PPE, Covid Test Kits, medicines)
  • peripheral support for frontline health workers including meals, transport, psycho-social support, and temporary residence/ shelters as they isolate from their own families

The pandemic has affected household and small businesses incomes. Give2Asia partners are also working to provide livelihood and medical support for vulnerable groups in the form of food relief packs or cash vouchers.

With schools closed since early 2020, the Philippines is also facing an unprecedented education crisis. A big percentage of local schools are unable to cope with the new ways of learning, while families struggle to provide digital equipment and necessary guidance to children who are now forced to learn from home. Give2Asia also works with partners focusing on children’s welfare and education support.

FEATURED PARTNERS (partial list)

Our local NGO partners in the Philippines include: 

Caritas Manila 

Caritas Manila, through its Caritas Damayan Program, works through local parishes to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. Project Damayan needs funds for food relief packs and hygiene kits.

Caritas is also looking at expanding support to include livelihood assistance for beneficiaries with selling experience. With the capital assistance, beneficiaries are given the freedom to propose his/her desired livelihood. When the proposal is feasible and can be helpful to the family of the beneficiary, they will be provided a capital assistance worth five thousand pesos (5,000) for each family.

Philippine Business for Social Progress 

PBSP’s COVID-19 efforts are focused in 3 areas:

  • Food pack distribution: Php 750/$15 a pack, with rice, vegetables, dressed chicken/fish, monggo, eggs, sourced from partner farmer cooperatives
  • Reusable masks sponsorship via Mask4AllPH: a pack of 10 face masks (P300/$6) for urban poor families. These masks are made by community sewers from Quezon City and Cavite.
  • Learning continuity: P25K/school package ($500) consisting of 100 reams of bond paper (or ink when needed) plus the year-long data load for 2 teachers for selected schools.

Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation

PDRF helps families that were economically displaced by the pandemic through distribution of groceries/grocery vouchers. For this, PDRF engages with other non profits such as Caritas Manila and ABS CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation Inc.

Teach for the Philippines

Teach for the Philippines raises funds for Learning Community Microgrants for partner schools. Microgrants typically funds school-based remediation programs, capacity building programs for teachers, and bridging programs for disadvantaged students. Grants also support mobile data subsidies, purchase of Wifi modems and additional printer ink cartridges.

FundLife International

FundLife is providing access to emotional support and educational resources for highly-vulnerable adolescent girls affected by the pandemic. Their programs include:

  • ‘Safe-at-Home’ packs to protect young people while at home. These include mental health resources, resilience activities, protection resources, mentorship access and basic hygiene and communication access
  • ‘Learn-at-Home’ packs to ensure young people stay in learning: Includes access to educational videos, education packs focusing on keeping healthy and committed to their education
  • ‘Community Learning Spaces’ to give children access to teachers and mentors. With physical schools closed for over 400 days, children are being left behind due to the digital and educational divide. FundLife is creating safe community learning spaces bringing teachers, mentors and students together to ensure they are keeping up.

Save the Children (Philippines)

Save the Children provides specialized support to different areas in the Philippines depending on the priorities identified by the communities. These are determined through needs assessment via consultation and online surveys. Areas of support include hygiene kits, installation of handwashing facilities, meals for frontliners, medical supplies, and personal protective equipment or PPEs. Save the Children also provides information, education, and communication materials on good hygiene, health, education, child protection, parenting tips, and at-home-activities to help families cope with the crisis.

Dr. Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial Patients Assistance, Inc.

The DJNRMHPAI was established to extend assistance to the general care patients of the Dr. Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital. The hospital is one of the biggest Covid-referral hospital in Metro Manila. Identified needs include hospital supplies such as PPEs, N95 masks, disinfectant, and specific hospital equipment.

HOW TO GIVE 

Click the “Donate Online” button above to make a credit card donation. For large gifts (via check, bank transfer, stock, or cryptocurrency) or corporate giving opportunities, please contact our international giving team.

PROGRESS REPORT

In 2021, Give2Asia published a progress report on COVID-19 relief efforts across Asia. You can also read our previous report on the first 100 days of our campaign in 2020.

About Give2Asia

Give2Asia is a trusted partner for international philanthropy and the leader in donor-advised giving to the Asia-Pacific. Our mission is to strengthen communities in Asia by making cross-border giving easier and more effective. Since 2001, Give2Asia has facilitated more than $420 million of charitable grants across 20+ countries.

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