YPDR Housing Program

By Young Pioneer Disaster Response Cebu, PH

In partnership with Polish Humanitarian Action, YPDR is building 1000 storm-strengthened core shelters for families in need.

About this campaign

Overview

In partnership with Polish Humanitarian Action, YPDR is building 1000 storm-strengthened core shelters for families in need.

Accomplishments

Built 7 model homes in Barangay Sungko, Barangay Kabangbang, Barangay Beigad, Barangay Sillon, Barangay Kang-Kaibe,Barangay Bunakan, and Barangay Suba with the help of local carpenters.
775 homes have been built thus far.
Distributed materials for 906 homes.
Trained 100 local carpenters in storm-strengthening construction techniques.
Interviewed 325 people in need of homes in the list of beneficiaries.
Performed 206 post-construction surveys regarding the building quality of the new homes.

Quality Commitment

YPDR and our partner organization Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH) are committed to providing long-term sustainable solutions to the shelter crisis faced by those whose homes were destroyed as a result of Typhoon Yolanda. Utilizing structural improvements designed by YPDR’s team of UK based architects, YPDR and PAH are working to build core structures strong enough to withstand the force of another natural disaster while providing homes to as many families as possible.

Livelihood Initiative

YPDR recognizes the value of economic opportunity in empowering the local community and giving families the tools they need to recover from the devastation of Typhoon Yolanda. As a result, YPDR makes every effort to employ local workers for all applicable jobs and provide job training to local residents in order to help them hone skills that will make them competitive in the job market.

Eastern Samar

YPDR has been invited to kick off a new housing project in Eastern Samar. This project has been funding by a great Australian company, Rapid Crushing, a privately owned Western Australian company celebrating 34 years in the industry. With their help we will provide new phase 3 model homes in the affected areas surrounding Maydolong as well some repairs on a nearby rural school.

Starting from the 15th of September, with a local team of seven carpenters, YPDR will travel 11 hours and 407km across Leyte to reach our destination where we will be based for the next 9 weeks. A new and exciting adventure awaits us with new challenges to be faced, luckily we are, Young Pioneer Disaster Response! Big thanks to Rapid Crushing and Da Edge Surfcamp for supporting us and choosing YPDR to conduct this project.

You are giving a family a typhoon resistant home with your $700. Your donation will be used as additional funding for the housing materials needed to accomplish this project. Please take a moment to browse through our products, shop for our cause or simply donate. Your money will go a long way!

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