Our support this year is aimed at the devastated regions of the cyclone disaster in the Philippines. In early November, they were hit by a typhoon, which devastated large parts of the country with a five-hour storm and tidal waves up to six meters high. As a result of the destruction of the local infrastructure collapsed completely and people hope at least until Christmas to get back electricity. Many families lost their existence or even family members and friends. The picture after the catastrophe are fatal and give information about the desperate situation of the survivors.
Rev. Werner Ludescher from Dornbirn, also this year our local contact, flew to Tacloban at the end of November to coordinate and ensure the vital supply of drinking water, food and daily necessities. His reports reflect the mixture of desperation, but also strength and hope of the survivors, not to lose heart in these bad times. Together with local helpers, people are trying to bring order to the prevailing chaos, to cleanse the city from the rubble of desolation, and to gradually restore their home. The locals are supported by payment during the cleanup. Likewise, in the only church still standing, masses of encouragement and power creation will be held – “we are roofless, we are homeless, but not hopeless” is the motto of all those involved!
The city of Tacloban, focus of our support, is located in the region of our Christmas project “Riceland” from the previous year. On the 2.5 hectares of land provided, 20 workers saved their livelihoods and those of their families. It was planned to tap another 2.5 hectares of acreage from the profit gained. Unfortunately, the natural disaster put a strain on the workers. Although the last harvest could be caught shortly before the storm, but the storm has completely destroyed large parts of the cultivation land. The planned promotion of the education of children from the working-class families must therefore wait a while.
If you are interested, you can also support the victims of the cyclone disaster!
(Project supervisor Rev. Werner Ludescher is available for information at any time)
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