On Christmas Day, a typhoon slammed into Eastern Samar in the Philippines—the same area where MicroAid built houses for families who survived Typhoon Haiyan in 2013.
Because electricity was knocked out for days, and the roads were blocked due to downed trees and other debris, we were unable to contact our people there—our beneficiary families, our assistant project manager, nor our friends.
Today, we finally got through, and everyone we know is safe and sound. And the houses MicroAid built are still standing and in good shape.
Thanks to our donors, and to our strategy of building to the highest international standard, our families survived the storm.
Our heart goes out to the many others who are struggling in the aftermath of this disaster, and MicroAid is assessing whether we can rebuild houses there down the road.
Hoping you and your family are safe and secure this holiday season.