Written by Joayra Gem Balagtas for Action Against Hunger
Jessa Ampoy used to walk 500 meters to go to the nearest comfort room in the evacuation site which is dark and water wasn’t always available. Because of this, she and her fellow evacuees prefer to take a bath in the nearby stream instead.
Jessa is one of the 560 people who are now able to practice proper hygiene habits because of the newly constructed hygiene facilities in Sitio Waterfalls at Bongolanon, Magpet as part of our ‘𝗟𝗶𝗳𝗲 𝗦𝗮𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗛𝘂𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗻 𝗔𝘀𝘀𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗣𝗲𝗼𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗔𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝘆 𝗠𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗮𝗻𝗮𝗼 𝗘𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗵𝗾𝘂𝗮𝗸𝗲’ together with CARE Philippines and ACCORD Incorporated, and funding from EU Civil Protection & Humanitarian Aid – ECHO.
“𝘐𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘷𝘰𝘳𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘶𝘴. 𝘞𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘸𝘦 𝘨𝘦𝘵 𝘸𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘪𝘴 𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘳 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘦𝘱 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘣𝘢𝘤𝘬𝘴 𝘩𝘶𝘳𝘵 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘸𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘸𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘳… 𝘞𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘬𝘧𝘶𝘭 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘯𝘦𝘸 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘵 𝘳𝘰𝘰𝘮 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘪𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘯𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘳. 𝘞𝘦 𝘯𝘰 𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘨𝘦𝘳 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘶𝘣𝘪𝘤𝘭𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘳 𝘩𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘺 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘵 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘴 𝘪𝘯𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘥 𝘱𝘦𝘳 𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘢. 𝘐 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘯𝘰 𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘨𝘦𝘳 𝘣𝘦 𝘢𝘧𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘰𝘪𝘭𝘦𝘵 𝘢𝘵 𝘯𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵,” said Jessa.
(Photos by Joayra Gem Balagtas for Action Against Hunger)