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Name: Aldrin Lauding,  Barangay Lau 

House destroyed by Haiyan. 

Has partner and two children. 26 years old

Formerly a broom maker, only worked part of the year when broom grass was available. Made 250 pesos a day.

Now building toilets for sanitation beneficiaries. In sanitation and health program funded by Hilton Foundation and now ACT, we are building toilets for hundreds of families. Rather than buy imported bowls at market for 800 pesos, we make them locally for 300. Volunteer health committees train families on better hygiene and sanitation. Mr. Lauding and 6 others now employed to build these cement toilet bowls. They each can make 5 a day, and earn 750 pesos a day.
18 Jan 2016
Aldrin Lauding remembers the day he lost his home to Typhoon Haiyan like it was yesterday. The storm devastated his entire barangay (village) of Lao. Though he and his partner [...]

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The day after Typhoon Bopha raged through the southern Philippines island of Mindanao, a girl in the village of Maasin wades through a flooded area. The ACT Alliance helped people in this village to recover from the 2011 passage of Typhoon Washi, and thus resist their vulnerability to Typhoon Bopha.
08 Sep 2014

In the aftermath of the November 2013 typhoon that displaced 4 million people, destroyed 1 million homes, and damaged livelihoods across nine provinces in the central Philippines, ACT members overcame many challenges to reach an estimated 1 million survivors in recovery efforts this year. As the strongest typhoon ever to make landfall, Haiyan left behind […]

In the wake of Typhoon Bopha's passage through the southern Philippines island of Mindanao, Armando Guniyon climbs through the rubble of his home, damaged by flood waters, in Cagayan de Oro.
08 Dec 2013

Typhoon Haiyan, considered the world’s deadliest typhoon and one of the most powerful to ever make landfall, tore through the Philippines on the morning of 8 November 2013 with winds of up to 275km an hour. ACT established a coordination centre in Manila, and initiated a massive combined response that has topped US$10m. Haiyan cut […]