MARABUT, Samar- Five communities of this typhoon-hit town have been identified as beneficiaries of assistance from the Hope Bridge and by the Leyte Center for Development(LCDE).
The project is made possible through the concerted efforts between LCDE, Citizens Disaster Response Centre (CDRC) and Hope Bridge – Korea.
Selected beneficiaries from the villages of San Roque, Tag-Alag, Caluwayan, Veloso and Legaspi will receive livelihood aid composed of fishing boats and equipment for fishermen while farmer beneficiaries will get rice seeds and farm tools. LCDE have field staffs that are constantly on the project sites to validate data, implement and ensure the success of the program. Hope Bridges program is expected to be completed before the end of May.
LCDE is an organization focused on disaster risk management and mitigation activities which include emergency response and rehabilitation; CDRC is an NGO which promotes community-based disaster management and responds to major disasters in the country whereas Hope Bridge – Korea is an NGO based in Seoul which was established as a domestic and international disaster relief aid organization. (PR)