Khalsa Aid Philippines Relief
Khalsa Aid (KA) has ‘adopted’ a small town on the coast called San Dionisio, in the province of Iloilo. This town was badly hit by the Typhoon and over 90% locals have been affected. KA has set up a semi-permanent base in a nearby town and will use this to accommodate all the visiting volunteers. This has only been possible due to KA forming a working partnership with the local Rotary Clubs in the region. This partnership is already producing great results as KA has been able to source aid materials and skilled labour at a competitive price in the local market. KA has commissioned a group of local carpenters to build new boats for the community so that they can get back on their feet and start earning a living. Initially 27 boats will be commissioned, this number could rise to 50 over the next 2 months. The KA team will also assist the locals with the clear up operation and supply building materials for the rebuilds and repairs to the damaged homes. This will be a 2-3 month long relief operation. Khalsa Aid is grateful to Virgin Airlines for their very generous donation of 2 tickets for our volunteers to travel to the Philippines to set up the relief operations.