Red Cross empowers communities
By Robbie Pangilinan
The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) provided livelihood assistance in the form of cash grants to 55,325 households in areas of the Philippines affected by super typhoon Yolanda in 2013.
Cash grants are used by survivors to buy livestock and agricultural products or to start their own micro-enterprises like sari-sari stores, candle making, and peanut butter production. Cash grants were also used to build and repair boats, buy fishing equipment, and support training to help local folks build better sources of livelihood.
The PRC conducts community-based training such as hog rearing, sustainable farming and fishing techniques, and sound business practices.Read more...