Project Site: Barbaza, Antique
Follow The Green Warrior = Berdeng Bagani Team, as they speak with local leaders in Barbaza, Antique, an area devasted by Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, about creating a truly sustainble recovery strategy.
In this community on the west coast of Panay Island that spans from mountains to ocean, over 90% of all houses were either destroyed or damaged, as well as the majority of agricultural crops and fishing boats (the two main sources of income). The municipality has yet to receive any significant aid from government or international agencies, and has been using the few savings of the municipality to create and distribute their own food aid packages to local residents.
With their resources quickly dwindling and no food security yet in sight, the Mayor of Barbaza has welcomed the Green Warrior team’s permaculture aid tactics. This 2-year project will stretch from mountain top villages to fishing boats, and will reach as many farmers, children, teachers, cooks and eco-entrepreneurs as possible. Once a training site is established, beautiful Barbaza will become the centre for permaculture aid trainings, both for the Philippines and the rest of the world.
Aren’t we a part of the Philippines? Why is Barbaza not yet receiving any aid assistance, almost one month after Typhoon Yolanda destroyed or damaged over 90% of our households and livelihoods?
– From an interview conducted today with a member of the Municipal Office of Barbaza
To take on the sustainable recovery of an entire municipality, we need your support. Please consider donating- funds, tools, seeds, art supplies for students, your time- to help us make shift happen. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to let us know how you can help!