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Rebuilding After Typhoon Haiyan

By Benjamin Freeman

More than six months on from Typhoon Haiyan, families in the Philippines are still trying to rebuild their lives. Of the 14 million people affected, more than 67,000 were Opportunity clients – families who have had their homes and livelihoods completely washed away. Seven out of 10 do not have a permanent shelter to live in.

Area where Typhoon Clients Live

As monsoon season approaches, thousands of families need to find somewhere to live. Without shelter, they will be in life-threatening danger from the heavy winds and rain.

Your support can help these families use loans to build safe housing. With loans, families can purchase corrugated galvanised iron sheets and plywood to construct basic shelters. Loans range between Php.5,000-20,000 (A$119-$476) and are the crucial next step in making sure that families are able to stay safe before then restarting their businesses and earning the income they need to move forward.

To make this happen, Opportunity needs to raise $350,000 by the end of June. So far we have received $103,000 – this is a great start. Your gift will be life changing to families who have lost almost everything. This is the impact you can have:

Typhoon Table

Your support will help families rebuild their homes and lives. Make a difference by helping a family access a housing loan today!

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