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CRS’ ACT Project Helps Family to Improve Finances through Community Savings

Story by Danny Pavitt and Reine Kathryn Rala, CRS Philippines and Jelaisha Orpeza and Charin Depina, Caritas Catarman Foundation, Inc. Ginaflor Castillo, 36, with her husband and 7 children, have lived in the same house in Brgy. Naparasam, Mapanas, Northern Samar her whole life.  For years, much of her family’s income was generated by her […]

CRS contributes to the Regional Workshop for Institutionalizing Sustainable Community-based Disaster Risk Management in Thailand

by Roxanne Feliciano/CRS. CRS Philippines case study was one of over 30 case studies of best practices on South East Asia presented in the Regional Workshop for Institutionalizing Sustainable Community-based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM). The workshop was jointly organized by Global Network of Civil Society Organizations for Disaster Reduction and Asian Disaster Preparedness Center. The […]

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 Pioneers Community Clean-up through collaborative solid waste management and door-to-door waste collection in BASECO

By Jove L. Benosa, CRS Deputy Program Manager Unruly and cramped settlements, uncollected garbage in every corner, stray animals, crawling and flying insects feeding on mounds of mixed wastes.  Such scenario greets outsiders as they enter Brgy. Baseco (Barangay 649, Zone 68), a 54-hectare river delta found at the mouth of Pasig River and Manila […]

Empowering Communities Through Livelihoods: The inspiring story of RAMS Native Chicken Raisers

Written by Aiko Jane Osa  In Eastern Samar, a women’s group called RAMS or Rizal, Alang-Alang, Sta. Margarita and Sta.Cruz has started their animal feeds retail business using the last cash tranche they have received. Catholic Relief Services (CRS), with funding from Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD), Catholic aid agency of England and Wales, […]