Stories for Change
The quarterly Christian World Service newsletter features stories from our partners. They are working in local communities to turn violence, poverty and injustice into hope.
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For Nerma living in coastal Philippines, 2019 has been a tough year. She has lost many plants to the scorching heat in this 8 month long El Nino weather pattern. Fortunately, she had a food buffer thanks to planting drives organised by Developers Foundation. By cooking the leaves, vegetables and tubers she had enough food to feed her family. Once her four cows had eaten all the grass, she cut down the stunted banana plants to keep them alive.
Six years ago, the tip of Aklan Province was badly damaged by Hurricane Haiyan. Developers Foundation is preparing them for the next disaster and improve family livelihoods. The communities have worked hard to survive and know how important it is to safeguard their future. They want to build another local market, offer more business and disaster preparedness training, and plant more trees and root crops.