Author: Iloilo Code

Livelihood scheme teaches Yolanda survivors better financial management

The recovery work continues two years after Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) hit the coastal towns and small islands in Iloilo province. Apart from building shelters and marine resource management for fisherfolks in reconstruction work, many of the survivors need livelihood because of the limited resources to support income-generating activities. Given this need, 4 non-governmental organizations
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Renewable Energy

Jan 31, 2020 Stories by Iloilo Code
One of the major challenges that communities face is the lack of power connection from the power grid for electricity. The situation was further aggravated after typhoon Haiyan with months of power blackout. The project integrated the use of solar energy in order to address the problem.
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Natural Resource Management

Jan 31, 2020 Stories by Iloilo Code
Natural resource management offered a significant intervention among the beneficiaries considering that the project sites are coastal and island barangays and most of the beneficiaries rely on the sea for their livelihood and food. After Haiyan, boats for fishing were destroyed and it immediately stopped fishing activities. The impact was immediately felt especially by small
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Resilient Shelters

Jan 31, 2020 Stories by Iloilo Code
Ahead of the construction of shelters, Iloilo CODE-NGOs distributed repair kits to households with shelters that were partially damaged by the typhoon. The beneficiaries were selected from 15 barangays in two municipalities. The materials in the shelter repair kit included lumber, plywood, galvanized iron sheets and nails. It enabled poor families in island barangays to
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Romel Marcelino of Barosbos, Carles, Iloilo

Fishing Gears with Hammers

Jan 31, 2020 Stories by Iloilo Code
The 41-year-old fisherman, Romel Marcelino, lives in a simple house near the coast of Barangay Barosbos, Carles, Iloilo with his wife, Estrellita, and their six children aged 5-18 years old when Typhoon Haiyan (local name Yolanda) hit Northern Iloilo last November 8, 2013, leaving thousands of families homeless without any means to recover their livelihood.
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Improving Health Services with Solar Energy

Jan 31, 2020 Stories by Iloilo Code
In January 2014, just two months after Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) hit Panay island, Iloilo CODE-NGOs conducted municipal consultations in order to identify barangay health stations that needed assistance and determine what appropriate facility can be provided by the project for the towns of Carles, Concepcion and Estancia. These towns are catergorized as Geographically Isolated
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