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Meet Liezl with baby on the way, her husband Boyet, and their daughter Lean. They are our kapit-bahay (neighbours) and they were severely affected by Typhoon Rai. We would like to help them rebuild their house, as well as other families in the village, by raising funds for construction materials such as bricks, roofs, etc. Your donation will help change the lives of these people, who were already struggling before the storm hit.
3 weeks ago, the storm devastated the little fishermen’s village we live in. Most are somehow able to reconstruct their houses with the little savings they had, but unfortunately, families’ like Liezl’s barely have enough to even buy food. Their livelihood includes fishing, raising lobsters and cultivating seaweed. However, the storm had swept away their livelihood, and it may take a long time before the ecosystem is re-established. This leaves many villagers having to find other ways to make a living in the meantime, such as selling used bottles; which is of course, less profitable.
For the moment, the extra money they make goes to rebuilding their homes. Your donations, in any amount, will be greatly appreciated by these families.
- Jillian Fersancourt
Final UpdateUpdate posted by Jillian Fersancourt at 01:54 am
Intro Four months after we started this campaign, the little village I live in looks a lot different than before. In many ways, it looks even better now. People rebuilt their houses better and sturdier. Thanks to your donations, we were able to help 10 families in total! Here are. . . . .
5th Update: Materials Provided for Rebuilding Homes & Liezl's is Almost CompleteUpdate posted by Jillian Fersancourt at 08:50 am
Favila family's house is almost completely rebuilt! Online and Offline Donations It's hard to believe that it's been over a month since we started this campaign. Thanks to all the super generous donators from Canada, France, the Philippines, and the U. S., especially from Texas, we quickly exceeded our initial. . . . .
4th Update: Progress So FarUpdate posted by Jillian Fersancourt at 02:29 am
It's been a while since I was able to give updates here. We still don't have electricity in our town. And with the delays we had with PayPal, this project has been more challenging than I had anticipated. Although my PayPal account had been restored, they still put incoming donations. . . . .
3rd Update: PayPal Account RestoredUpdate posted by Jillian Fersancourt at 04:17 am
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. . . . .
2nd Update: Rebuilding has BegunUpdate posted by Jillian Fersancourt at 03:05 am
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. . . . .