Our Statement of Need
The magnitude of Supertyphoon Haiyan (Yolanda) has forever disrupted a way of life for a quarter million Filipinos.
The highly urbanized gateway to the Visayas Region, once considered by the Asian Institute of Management Policy Center to be the fifth most competitive city of the Philippines’ with the lowest poverty incidence of the country (9%) has been decimated. While there are many organizations seeking to provide the most immediate needs of food, water and medicine, there is just as an urgent need to begin developing a sustainable plan of recovery for the region. We all understand the magnitude natural disasters affect not only one’s property, but also the deeper challenges for long-term economic renewal.