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Story by: Dennis Amata (Communications Manager, CARE Philippines) Coconut farming was the main source of livelihood of people in the upland village of Quezon Junior in Ormoc, Leyte, Philippines. But the people suffered a major blow when their coconut plantations were harshly wiped out by typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in November 2013. “Most of the people […]

Story by: Kristine Mae Vicedo (Gender Specialist, CARE Philippines) Calling Graciana Lauron “strong” is probably an understatement. To grasp the depth of this 73-year old cassava farmer’s strength, one must hear her astonishing story of survival and recovery, proven several times over throughout her life. Graciana has always dreamt of becoming a mother, but due […]

Tropical storm Tembin, locally known as Vinta, brought catastrophic damage to several provinces in Mindanao, south of Philippines. The death toll in the storm’s onslaught rose to at least 240 particularly in communities swept by flash floods and landslides in Zamboanga Peninsula region before Christmas day. Tembin’s heavy downpour left flooding, landslides and flash floods […]

“Have you ever felt so upset when all your hard work vanished in a snap?” This was how Daisy Albao started when asked about the changes in her life after starting their own seaweed production enterprise. Whenever I interview people who took part in our livelihoods recovery project, they would excitedly share about their income, […]