More than 9,000 families in Odette-affected communities in the Visayas and Mindanao have received life-saving relief items from World Vision Ph, thanks to the timely donation and support, in part, of Home Credit PH.
Nearly a month after Typhoon Odette (international name Rai) devastated the southern provinces of the Philippines, a total of 9,756 families, as of January 12, have received relief kits including hygiene kits, mats bedding, cooking and cooking utensils, and emergency shelter kits consisting of tarpaulins and ropes among others.
In Surigao, sachets and containers of water purifiers have also been distributed by World Vision in areas where access to drinking water remains a challenge. A huggy tent, which can be set up for hospital storage and triage, has also been sent to help manage increased patient numbers due to food and waterborne illnesses.
“Home Credit‘s support has been a huge help in our disaster relief operations. We are happy to always be able to count on them in situations like these. With their input, we can help rebuild these communities faster and help survivors move forward,” said Rommel V. Fuerte, Country Director for World Vision in the Philippines.
With help from partners like Home Credit, the child-focused humanitarian agency aimed to reach a total of 10,000 families or 50,000 people in the worst-affected areas, prioritizing the most vulnerable, including the elderly. , pregnant women and children.
More than one million pesos were initially reserved by the consumer finance company, starting with relief distribution through the GMA Kapuso Foundation, benefiting 112,712 people in the hardest hit areas. Some 1,012 Home Credit employees affected by the typhoon also received financial assistance from the company.