Help Rebuild Homes After Typhoon Rai

Update posted by Jillian Fersancourt On Jan 22, 2022

PayPal has finally restored my account and we are once again, able to receive donations.

Please note that when you make a donation, the amount will not be reflected here right away. Since my account is new, PayPal puts all new funds on hold until the sender confirms receipt on their end.

Unfortunately, all the troubles I had been going through with PayPal is because my account is new, and also because funds are being recognized in their system as "goods and services". Perhaps this is something that Go Get Funding needs to work on with PayPal. Both businesses take a total of around 9% from each donation, and based on my current experience, each service needs improvement.

Nevertheless, I am thankful we can raise funds somehow. With your generosity, we're able to contribute what we can to the community that needs all the help they can get.







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Update posted by Jillian Fersancourt On Jan 20, 2022

So much has happened already since we first launched this campaign. Even though PayPal has still not lifted the suspension on my account, we have decided to start work on Liezl’s house.

The old house that was destroyed by Typhoon Rai has now been taken down; now ready to mark the boundaries for the future house.

Here is the receipt of our first purchase of materials to start rebuilding, starting with the foundation:

Boyet has been working non-stop since we gave them the good news of your donations. He's been making the bricks needed for the new house.

Liezl’s father, a carpenter from another province that’s 2 hours away, has also come to help.

Liezl's parents, Robio and Wilma

Our estimate cost of the reconstruction for this one house is around 25,000 pesos. It is one of the houses that was completely destroyed. We’re taking this opportunity to rebuild it much better and stronger than it was before.

My initial target for this campaign was 50,000 pesos. This was based on the amount of government assistance that affected households could apply for, which is around 5 to 10,000 pesos, depending on the need and availability. Of course, now I’m realizing that this amount is menial, and does not at all reflect the actual need of these households.

Most of the houses in the community are in dire need to be repaired.

Aiza and her husband have used whatever debris they could find to fix a part of their house.

Here is Ivy with her baby. Her husband is still missing since the typhoon.

She has requested 2 bags of cement which, thanks to your donations, we are glad to be able to give to her.

We also saw that the town next to ours was even more severely affected (more pictures to follow on the next update). I’ve decided to increase our target amount for this campaign. If we receive over this amount, we can help even more families.

For now, I am still waiting for PayPal to lift the suspension on my account because until then, unfortunately, we are still not able to receive donations.

I will make an update here as soon as donations are possible again. Until then, thank you for your patience. And thank you again for all those who have donated so far! You have made such a big difference in our fishing community!

Update on January 21, 2022: PayPal has finally restored my PayPal account, and we are now able to to receive donations once again.

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Update posted by Jillian Fersancourt On Jan 14, 2022

Liezl is super happy to know they will have their house ready in time for baby's arrival in March.

Liezl is super happy that their house will be ready in time for her baby's arrival in March!

First of all, I’d like to give a big thank you to all the people who have donated so far. We are really touched by your kindness and generosity. We have exceeded our target! This is yet to be reflected on this campaign page because PayPal has put these donations on hold for the moment.

Second of all, I would like to inform you that, on top of putting these donations on hold, PayPal has decided to temporarily suspend my account, for no valid reason. I had given them all of the requirements when I opened the account prior to starting this campaign, and they had informed me of their approval. I have no idea of their sudden reason for this suspension.

For those of you who would like to donate, I request for you to hold off on this for now. I am doing my best to deal with PayPal’s decision that has affected this campaign. I will update here as soon as possible, once PayPal decides to lift the suspension.

Thirdly, I would like to apologize for this issue that we are experiencing with PayPal. Although it is not my fault, I’m the one responsible for this campaign. And I apologize if any of you have donated within the last 24 hours and are not sure whether your donations went through. The last donation received was on January 13, 2022, at 8:22pm UTC. After that, PayPal suspended my account from receiving any money, and so I have no way of knowing what would have happened to your donations, if you had made it after PayPal’s decision to suspend. Unfortunately, they are our only option for international transactions at the moment. And I have no choice but to be patient.

Lastly, I ask you to please be patient with me as I do my best to resolve this issue with PayPal. This is not going to stop us from helping out the families in need. Olivier and I have already started the process of rebuilding Liezl’s family’s house. Theirs is the first house that we will be working on. We are going to buy the first set of materials to start the reconstruction, thanks to your donations!

We have set this campaign to receive more than our minimum target because the more donations we receive, the more families can benefit. And we intend to help out as many families, who were severely affected by the typhoon, as possible. We will update you once it is possible to continue with the donations. Please bear with us.

We will post pictures up soon. Stay tuned as we will be regularly posting updates here.

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Backed with ₱11000.00 On Jan 12, 2022

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Backed with ₱2040.00 On Jan 12, 2022

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Backed with ₱2031.00 On Jan 12, 2022

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God bless.

Joseph Manalo

Backed with ₱4000.00 On Jan 12, 2022

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Thoughts are with all those affected. God bless!

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Backed with ₱1000.00 On Jan 12, 2022

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Praying that the village can rebuild and flourish!

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Backed with ₱2000.00 On Jan 11, 2022

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Glad to help.

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Backed with ₱2000.00 On Jan 11, 2022

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