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#REACHMindanao Project Analyzed Market Capacity and Demand Trends in Lanao del Sur

Providing healthy food that’s enough for the entire family is a usual concern for those struggling from unemployment. Additional threats like emergency situations and an ongoing health crisis make it even more difficult to combat food insecurity.
This is a common ordeal for many of the communities we are working with and one of the ways we address this is through our cash-for-food programs. For this intervention, our #REACHMindanao project went around the local markets in Lanao del Sur to analyze market capacity and demand trends in relation to availability and accessibility of goods. This assessment will give us a better understanding on the needs and capacities of both consumers and local micro businesses.
Through the market assessment, we will be able to identify how the #COVID19 pandemic affected market operations, price changes, and understand any changes on the traffic and volume of consumers in comparison to pre-pandemic times.
From the information gathered, the goal is to strengthen our strategies and processes as we prepare to roll out new set of food security & livelihood (FSL) activities in the next months.
The ‘Response to the Unmet Humanitarian Needs of the Most Vulnerable Populations in Mindanao Affected by Conflict, Disasters, and the COVID-19 Pandemic’ (REACH 2) Project is funded by EU Civil Protection & Humanitarian Aid – ECHO and is implemented by ACCORD Incorporated, Action Against Hunger Philippines, CARE Philippines, Community Organizers Multiversity – CO Multiversity, IDEALS, Inc., Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), United Youth of the Philippines-Women and Oxfam Pilipinas.
𝗖𝗵𝗲𝗰𝗸 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗻𝘂𝘁𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗷𝗲𝗰𝘁𝘀:
Photos by Jeffrey Simprota for Action Against Hunger

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Given the urgency of this position, the vacancy may close on or before 𝟮𝟬 𝗝𝘂𝗹𝘆 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭.

In celebration of #NutritionMonth, Help Us Provide Life-Saving Aid To Families At-Risk

Do you believe that hunger is predictable?
If you answered yes, you’re correct! Hunger is indeed predictable, preventable, and treatable.
Unfortunately, until now 33% of Filipino children under the age of five are suffering from chronic malnutrition.
So in celebration of #NutritionMonth, make a donation (any amount helps!) and help us provide life-saving aid to families at-risk.

We Know The Fight Against Hunger Can Sometimes Be Overwhelming

Hey there! We know the fight against hunger can sometimes be overwhelming. But every step you take to end hunger makes a difference!
Whether big or small, your support is seen through the eyes of families we’ve reached and how they’ll no longer have to worry about their next meal, or walk miles and miles just to get clean water.
That’s why we’ll never give up – and you shouldn’t either.
𝗧𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗲𝘅𝘁𝗿𝗮 𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗽, 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗮 𝗱𝗼𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆!

#FlashbackFriday – One Of The Ways We Help Communities Is By Enabling Them To Be Prepared In The Event of Disasters Or Emergency Situations

#FlashbackFriday – One of the ways we help communities is by enabling them to be prepared in the event of disasters or emergency situations, all the while being financially resilient. For instance, more than a year ago we coordinated with a of group of empowered women in making an impact in their livelihoods and their whole community.
*Photos were taken before the pandemic*
Barangay Caimpugan in San Francisco, Agusan del Sur sits along the Gibong River—a source of irrigation for some 6,000 hectares of rice fields in three municipalities of the province. Because of its close proximity to the river, its residens often experience floods during the rainy season, especially with heavy rains induced by tropical storms causing the river to overflow. Aside from this, clean and safe drinking water is hard to come by since the baranagay is not coverd by public water utility services.
For the Caimpugan Women for Strength (CAWOFS) Cluster Level Association, a federation of 6 self-help groups (SHGs) composed of women, this reality does not deter them from aspiring for a better future.
What they needed was a sustainable source of livelihood to be able to contribute to their families’ income while striving to learn more about the ways they can reduce the impacts of flooding to their community.
An opportunity came with the contingency planning and resilient livelihood workshop through the I-RESPOND 2, a project funded by Kindernothilfe (KNH) and implemented by Action Against Hunger aimed at improving the capacities of partner barangays on disaster preparedness and resiliency. CAWOFS actively shared their ideas and together with their barangay local government unit (BLGU) leaders learned how they can best prepare for and mitigate the impacts of disasters. The Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (BDRMC) was strengthened with the inclusion of the officers and members of the CLA into the different committees. Together with the BLGU, they were able to develop a contingency plan on flood.
The Resilient Livelihood discussion also helped them craft a plan to provide earning opportunities for their members while helping to solve one of the community’s problems – clean water supply. They developed a business plan around distribution of safe drinking water to the households. In January 28, 2020, the group received the seed capital worth 50,000 pesos from the I-Respond 2 through Foundation for the Development of Agusanons, Inc. (FDAI), a local KNH partner.
“This business will help us a lot. Everyday people need clean drinking water. And every day is a challenge for most households. We know that the rainwater is not as clean anymore but we have no choice but to use it”, said Lilibeth Lalangan, the CAWOFS President. Now, with the operation of the water refilling business, members of the Volunteer SHG will have another source of income while providing access and clean drinking water to the community.
𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝘂𝗹𝗹 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆: https://bit.ly/3gmv1eS

An Act Against Climate Change Is A Step Closer To Ending World Hunger.

Disasters due to climate change have reportedly doubled globally during the last 20 years.
The Philippines is already one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world, and being faced with disasters several times in a year, Filipinos are driven to resilience. As we experience increasing temperatures and more extreme weather changes in the long run, these pose even greater threats to the already vulnerable communities in the country.
An act against climate change is a step closer to ending world hunger.
𝗧𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆.
(Photo by Rosa May Maitem for Action Against Hunger)

Many Filipinos To This Day Continue To Live In Evacuation Camps or Makeshift Homes

Many Filipinos to this day continue to live in evacuation camps or makeshift homes. These are the people are often forced to leave their homes due to conflict or disasters who until now have not been able to start over. Most have limited job opportunities and struggle to provide for their families.

For over 20 years, we have been working all over the country, supporting as many vulnerable families as we can.

𝗛𝗲𝗹𝗽 𝘂𝘀 𝗵𝗲𝗹𝗽 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲.
https://actionagainsthunger.ph/call-for-donations

(Photo by Lys Arango for Action Against Hunger)

Fighting Severe Hunger Is Not As Easy As Simply Providing Food

Fighting severe hunger is not as easy as simply providing food. It takes proper attention, treatment and time to help a child recover from malnutrition.

Help us provide children who are suffering from chronic malnutrition with the appropriate care that they need.

𝗗𝗼𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗻𝗼𝘄.
https://actionagainsthunger.ph/call-for-donations

(Photo by Lys Arango for Action Against Hunger)

Did You Know That 1 in 10 Filipinos Have Limited Access To Safe and Reliable Water Sources?

Did you know that 1 in 10 Filipinos have limited access to safe and reliable water sources?

Help us provide these communities with clean and safe water by supporting our WASH programs.

𝗠𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗮 𝗱𝗼𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆.
https://actionagainsthunger.ph/call-for-donations