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.

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Our Mission

To restore or recreate a sense of community, culture, and home, where far too little now exists.
According to Shonee Henry, NAR Regional Coordinator to Asia Pacific/UAE & Lebanon, it is critical that now is the time to put best practices of urban planning in place. The road to recovery will take years; as a REALTOR believes that it is important that we break grounds towards paving sustainable economic shelters for displaced victims.  Building a stronger infrastructures, jobs, and shelters can minimize the devastation from future occurrences thus the birth of the B-SAFER Communities Fund to provide Resilient housing to the Yolanda victims that up to this day are still living in shelters.

Our Project

 Our target is to build a sustainable village of 65 units of repurpose containers including a multi-purpose center, health center, and library.
Special thanks to 2014 NAR President Steve Brown that is instrumental in obtaining the seed money given to carry on the task of rebuilding the targeted municipality of Bogo in Cebu Philippines. A ribbon cutting ceremony held on 26 July 2015, the start of the rebuilding process the completed unit of resilient housing in the form of repurpose containers. We have partnered with organizations in the Philippines to assist in the sustainability plan that will consist of training the recipients with:  Aquaponics, and dry hog farming.  The recipients will also be participating by sweat equity and shall be planting fruit bearing trees such as siniguelas, jackfruit, and guyabano trees.