More Than Shelter In The Philippines

ShelterBox Australia's Blog

Response Team volunteers Eric DeLuca and Peter Pearce help fix some fishing boats on Kinatarcan island to enable fishermen to return to work quickly to earn money to buy materials to rebuild their homes well, January 2014, Philippines. Response Team volunteers Eric DeLuca and Peter Pearce help fix some fishing boats on Kinatarcan island to enable fishermen to return to work quickly to earn money to buy materials to rebuild their homes well, January 2014, Philippines.

ShelterBox is helping in more ways than providing shelter for Typhoon Haiyan survivors in the Philippines. The international disaster relief charity is also helping communities to rebuild their livelihoods, particularly the fishing industry, according to Response Team volunteer Anne Seuren, who was in the Asian country earlier this year.
‘On Kinatarcan island we met Jeresita Piamonte, a young mother with her three children. Her husband is a fisherman. He spends all night at sea while Jeresita looks after the children. They explained that fishermen have more success at night because they hang their kerosene lanterns over the side of the boat, which attracts the fish, making it easier to catch them by…

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