Compared with Tacloban Central, Palo, Leyte, did not take a “dead-center hit” from Typhoon Yolanda but its numerous fisherfolk families lost their sources of food and their livelihood’s treasured “bancas” & larger sea-going craft to 20-foot-high storm surges which destroyed these boats and carried them out to open sea. Through the very able Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Palo - Fr. Ric Marpa -Tanging Yaman Foundation partnered with the Archdiocese to construct, in the very backyard of the Chancellor's ancestral home - a total of 52 boats worth P 1,330,000; twenty-two units of which were donated by the Financial Executives of the Philippines (FINEX).
In seeking to build economies-of-scale for greater impact and more cost-effective relief efforts, Tanging Yaman Foundation pooled the funds of various donors and partnered with LEAD (Labor Empowerment for Alternative Development), to deliver 16 units 33 foot Motorized DEEP SEA FISHING BOATS & DEEP SEA FISHING GEAR totaling PhP 1.2M
Meeting with beneficiary representatives.
Introduction to project donors, objectives and responsibilities
…a product of age old craftsmanship passed on through generations.
Each piece is diligently fitted by skillful hands…
One of the subcontracting teams is in the process of setting the hull frame…