After 10 years many of the mothers who make our bags are still living in dreadful conditions, although their lives have improved a lot, their living conditions are still basic. This is especially more apparent in our latest recruits who lack basic amenities such as a toilet, running water, electricity as well as a dry and safe home.
The Philippines gets hit by up to twenty typhoons a year, with many bringing devastation due to high winds and flooding. It is always the poor who suffer the most because of inadequate housing.
The Project's Goal
Our housing project aims to build basic accommodation for families, which includes an inside toilet, shower, kitchen, living area, a downstairs bedroom for adults and an attic style bedroom above for children.
We propose to build 40 homes each costing approximately £7k to £10k.
We are pleased to announce that we are working with Queen's University Belfast Engineering students who are helping us to plan this new housing project that is seperate from our existing Bayanihan Village.
How can organisations or schools help?
We are seeking corporate donations with our housing project to raise funds to build a house. Then a small team from the organisation will go to the Philippines, so that together with the recipient family they can help to build the house that they sponsored.
Another avenue to support us is through schools, colleges and universities coming together to raise funds for a house or more.
The aim is to be able to complete a house in a 2 week time frame with foundations as well as any concrete etc being finished before team arrives. This is to ensuring that the building team sees the fruits of their labour and on the last day they can hand over they keys to the family that they have helpted.
How can you help yourself?
The best way for you to help is to donate to our GoFundME page specific for the housing project.
Here is a breakdown cost for various aspects of the project:
- £100 would buy 30 bags of cement
- £500 will build a septic tank
- £1000 will put a roof on a house