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July 2016

Sponsor a Family in our third rehabilitation village

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The FP-UA Foundation is setting up a program, called “Sponsor a Family”, in order to complete the rehabilitation site in Bogo City, located in the north of Cebu Island.

This village, once completed, will welcome 46 families former victims of typhoon Haiyan and still living in extremely precarious conditions in zones at risks (for example by the sea shore). Even though the typhoon swept through the Philippines nearly three years ago, its effects are still felt today with hundreds of families who lost their roofs still living in flimsy shelters that will unlikely stand the next impact.

With a donation of Php 150,000, you or your company would enable one of these families to move into a disaster and earthquake resistant home. The following shall be included; connecting the house to the electricity grid, construction of a water and gutter system as well as providing the family with a set of simple furniture (bed, tables and chairs) and a big sack of rice delivered on the day of the inauguration.

Once completed, the village will also serve as a refuge for the surrounding communities. In fact, our first two villages in Daanbantayan served as evacuation centres during the last storms in the region.

Première maison sur le Site 3 à Bogo

Model of the house where these families will move in.

As a sponsor of our project, the name and logo of your company would be included in all our marketing collaterals and communication to the Filipino-French community about the project. You would also receive a photo of the sponsored family in front of their new house at the inauguration.

This project is in partnership with the NGO Habitat for Humanity Philippines, which is in charge of the construction and of selecting the beneficiary families together with the Housing Project Qualification Board (HPQB) composed of the City Government of Bogo (LGU) represented by its City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO). The selection criteria are very clear:

  • Applicant must be indigent,
  • Applicant must have been a victim of Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013 (house totally or partially destroyed due to the typhoon),
  • Applicant must not have been qualified, has not received a housing unit before and must execute an undertaking to this effect,
  • Priority will be given to applicants living in zones at risks (sea shore). The barangays in Bogo where the families will be selected have already been identified: barangays Polambato, Taytayan and Cogon.

If you are interested or if you would like more information on this project, please don’t hesitate to contact our Executive Director, Ms. Clementine Turgeon at clementine.turgeon@ccifrance-philippines.org.

Photos of beneficiary families on Site 1 and 2

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