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CRS and DAR hold Agro-Enterprise Farmers Summit

The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) had implemented the eight-step clustering approach on Agro-Enterprise Development (AED) project entitled “Linking Smallholder Farmers to Markets (LinkSFarM)” through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which covered 33 project sites from 2015 to 2017. The project was in collaboration with local and national government […]

CRS provides new home, new hope to families affected by Zamboanga siege

Asna is a single parent to her son named Chikoy. Asna and her family used to live in a small room for rent in Rio Hondo. There were six of them in the room then, including her mother, sisters and son. “Our house, though too small, was enough,” Asna said. Even though a single parent, […]

A house that crabs built

  The devastation of Typhoon Nona (international name: Melor) was almost two years after it made landfall on December 14, 2015 over Batag Island, in Laoang Municipality, Northern Samar. Yet, Mr. Bernardo Baluyot have been trying to move on from Nona’s devastation. “My small house was swept away by the strong wind and some of our […]

Overcoming difficulties

Story by Reine Kathryn Rala/CRS; Christopher Quiza/CCFI; Ian Fruto Ebrada/CCFI Photo by Reine Kathryn Rala/CRS For Ryan Rosco’s family, the months from October to December are difficult period in Brgy. Magtaon, Mapanas to sufficiently feed his family. “It was very difficult before (the project) to find a living during the rainy season. Since our sources of living are […]

New Home, New Hope: The Zamboang Shelter Durable Solutions Stories

The Jamudin Family Story by April dela Cruz/CRS. Abdunaser Jamudin, 66, used to work in the military from 1998. In 2012, he had to quit due to some family problems. When their family issues were resolved, he hopped from one job to another after as a freelance carpenter and welder as he wasn’t able to […]

CRS conducts community-wide typhoon drill in Barangay Malvar

by Aiko Jane Osa The DRR project, StReAMS (Sustainable and Resilient Actions in Managing Shocks), provided support to 18 barangays in Eastern Samar in building their capacity to effectively manage and reduce risks of natural disasters. As a culmination of the DRR intervention, typhoon drills were conducted in the covered barangays to test their Contingency […]

CRS WASH PROGRAM CONDUCTS CLTS TRAINING OF TRAINERS IN MINDANAO

Story and photos by CRS staff.   Access to improved sanitation facilities is a means of improving hygiene practices and thereby reducing acute adverse effect of open defecation such that of diarrheal diseases. Households and school children in Datu Montawal suffer from WASH-related illnesses and health uncertainties. CRS’ WASH Governance Project in Mindanao aims to […]