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Pusod

LocationPhilippines

Issue AreaEnvironment

Amount NeededGeneral Support Needed

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Enhance the Ecosystems

Pusod is an environmental non-profit that has been active in the conservation and community development work in Lake Taal for the past decade. Since 2003, Pusod has been supporting the fisherfolk, youth and women in communities living inside the protected area in creating high-valued and low-impact livelihood opportunities on tourism and service industry.

Humanitarian Appeal For Families Affected by Typhoon Molave and Typhoon Goni In Batangas Province, Philippines

“Our livelihood activities were already affected by COVID-19. Some of us lost our jobs and our income. Then Typhoon Molave hit Tingloy Island on October 26. Days after, on November 1, Typhoon Goni came and this worsened our situation,” said Jonjon Villanueva of Barangay Corona. Tingloy Island. Molave with a wind speed of up to 170 kph lashed out at Tingloy causing a storm surge of about 6 feet.” “Fishing boats were secured but they were no match to the waves. Fishing nets were either damaged or lost. Even the bigger passenger boats were damaged, “ recalled Ponciano Datinguinoo of Barangay Gamao. “Storm surge reached as far as 20 meters inland. The waves were so high it destroyed houses.”

Meanwhile, the municipality of Lobo was among the areas that bore the brunt of Typhoon Goni and Typhoon Molave. The typhoons affected 18 barangays and over 10,000 people. Landslide and flash flood left families homeless resulting in the total destruction of 121 houses and partial damages to 2,031 houses. Those who lost their homes are now living with relatives temporarily. Families also lost their crops like bananas and coconuts estimated at USD 1.45 million. Damage to infrastructure is placed at USD 4.12 million.

Your assistance can help the disaster survivors transition to permanent shelter and restore their livelihood activities. With your donation, Pusod Inc. will be able to provide them with shelter materials or replace their lost assets like fishing nets or boats.

Pusod will continue to extend its effort beyond relief operations and augment the effort of communities on recovery. Pusod and the protected area communities will co-design a disaster recovery plan and implement programs that will help to continuously uplift quality of life without exploiting natural resources. Pusod envisions communities that are energized by their cultural and ecological wealth, living with reverence for the Earth and all life.

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