ILOILO – The Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) International, through their local counterpart, poured P3.51-million donation in this province to help the survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in Brgy. Tambaliza, Concepcion.
The populous island-barangay was where the monster storm made its 5th landfall. Storm surge and heavy downpour wiped off 634 houses leaving more than 3,000 people homeless.
With the help of YMCA, at least 153 families in the area were able to rebuild their homes using the P1.1-million worth of plywood and galvanized iron sheets from the organization.
YMCA’s aid also helped revive the agriculture and fishery activities in the island – the main source of income of the people.
The organization built one pump boat and five motor bancas and provided farmers with piglets and five-month supply of feeds. A thresher and hand tractor were also turned over to 46 farmers.
They also provided some survivors like the carpenters and beauticians with P5,000.00 start-up capital each so they can start their own business.
YMCA International also donated 350 armed chairs for Tambaliza National High School.
A total of P322,107.05 was used to purchase goods for relief distribution following the storm last year, according to a report from YMCA-Iloilo President Severino Aguilar.
YMCA of Nagoya, Japan, on the other hand, donated P86,000 for the rehabilitation of school buildings at Vicente Aguilar National High School in Brgy. Abaca, San Enrique.
YMCA of Kobe, Japan also donated materials for the reconstruction of the library and toilets of David Posadas Primary School and Day Care Center in Concepcion.
Of the towns affected by Super Typhoon Yolanda in this province, Concepcion alone suffered a loss of P51.4 million in infrastructure and agriculture. #2014News