The super typhoon “Parma” raged for several weeks in October/November 2009 and claimed more than 1100 lives in the Northern Philippines.
LifeNets assisted a number of families mostly in San Fabian, Pangasina, about 150 miles north of Manila, who either lost their homes or suffered severe storm and flood damage. We even helped a few get their small back enterprise back up and running.
Here are the comments from the people who were assisted by LifeNets after they had been damaged by the flooding:
“We used the money to hire additional help to clean the mud from our belongings like furniture, appliances and even the whole house. We also bought food for the family.” – San Fabian, Pangasinan
“The amount given to us, we bought food, clothing and school uniforms to replace the damaged ones. The rest we used to re-start our uling (charcoal) repacking and selling business.” – widow with 3 children from San Fabian, Pangasinan
“The money was used for our daily expenses, purchased school supplies and clothes for the children. The rest was used for our household expenses.” –
“We used the money to re-open our small store which went underwater during the flooding”. – family in San Fabian, Pangasinan
“We used the financial assistance to buy clothes for our family especially our 5 month baby. We also bought much needed food for our family.” – from San Fabian, Pangasinan
For more on the storm, take a look at the Wikipedia entry
See story on our Website at http://lifenets.org/lnmisc/parma.htm
We Assist Victims of Super-Typhoon “Parma” in the Philippines