More than 9,000 families of Odette-stricken communities in Visayas and Mindanao received life-saving relief items from World Vision Ph, with the timely donation and support, in part, by Home Credit Ph.
Almost a month after Typhoon Odette (international name Rai) devastated the southern Philippine provinces, a total of 9,756 families, as of January 12, have received relief packs which included hygiene kits, sleeping mats, kitchen and cooking sets, and emergency shelter kits consisting of tarpaulins and ropes among others.
In Surigao, water purifier packets and containers have also been distributed by World Vision to areas where access to potable water remains a challenge. A huggy tent, which can be installed for storage and as hospital triage, was also sent to help manage increasing patients due to food and water-borne illnesses.
“Home Credit’s support was a big help to our disaster relief operations. We are glad that we can always count on them in situations like these. With their contribution, we can help rebuild these communities faster and help the survivors move forward,” says World Vision in the Philippines national director Rommel V. Fuerte.
With the help of partners like Home Credit, the child-focused humanitarian agency aimed to reach a total of 10,000 families or 50,000 individuals in the worst hit areas, prioritizing the most vulnerable including the elderly, pregnant women, and children.
Over 1 million pesos was initially earmarked by the consumer finance company starting with relief distribution through GMA Kapuso Foundation, benefiting 112,712 individuals from the most hard-hit areas. Some 1,012 Home Credit employees who were affected by the typhoon also received financial aid from the company.