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Rebuilding in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan

On Friday 8 November, Typhoon Haiyan - one of the most powerful storms in history - hit the Philippines, destroying homes, businesses and schools.


Estimates suggest that more than 14 million people have been affected and more than 6,000 killed. Amongst those affected are over 67,000 families supported by Opportunity – families whose businesses and livelihoods have been completely washed away.


The initial influx of aid brought food and blankets – this helped, but families are still living in desperate need. Before they can even begin to rebuild their businesses, they need somewhere to live. With the monsoons about to arrive, thousands of families need your support to construct basic shelters so that they can survive the wet season. Without shelter, families will be left to suffer the winds and rain. Of the 67,000 Opportunity clients affected, seven out of 10 do not have any form of shelter to keep them alive during the wet season. They desperately need your help. 

We were aiming to raise $350,000 for housing loans by June 2014. Though we missed this deadline, thousands of families are STILL IN URGENT NEED. Can you help? Please donate today. 
Helping families build a place to live is a crucial step in making sure families in the Philippines can begin to recover, restart their businesses and earn the income they need to move forward. See Jovanna's story here.   






Your support  will help families recover from this devastating time. Thank you for your giving – it makes such a difference. Any excess funds will be sent to the area of greatest need.


Supporters Amount Message
Felicity Shaw $250.00
Elizabeth McMillan $250.00
Emily Steel $250.00 Investing in mothers like Marince.
Alyka $100.00
Anonymous $500.00
Heather Thomson $300.00
John Shadforth $1,000.00
Christopher Bradley $10,000.00
Anonymous $25.00
Anonymous $1,000.00
Mark Hopkinson $1,010.00
Anonymous $600.00 Christmas gift contributions from lunch at Leura St
Jenny Norris $300.00
Archer Foundation $50,000.00
Human Resources, SouthEastSydneyLHD $160.00 A gift to help you rebuild after Typhoon Haiyan. From NS Human Resources, SouthEastSydneyLHD.
Anonymous $50.00
Anonymous $250.00
Kesser Torah College $380.00 Thank you for the students of Kesher Torah College.
Anonymous $10,000.00
Floor Solutions Pty Ltd $250.00
Goodman private wealth advisers $1,000.00 From the staff at Goodman private wealth advisers
Ken French $5,000.00
Gavin Hinton $1,000.00
Judy Winning $500.00
James King $30.00
SLD Hospitality Pty Ltd $165.00
Peter Liesch $100.00 Opportunity International Australia does a fantastic job with microfinance in needy locations.
KM Splatt & Associates $250.00
Anonymous $250.00
Anonymous $30.00
Anonymous $250.00
Rod Monger $1,000.00
Anonymous $500.00
Sarah Gormley $123.00
Anonymous $50.00 I was very distressed to see the suffering of the people in the Phillipines and know that the great work Opportunity Australia will be directed to really making a difference to families in this terrible time of need. Keep up the great work!
Juliet Lockhart $250.00 Robert, I have been appalled, and am happy to send a donation Thank you for contacting me.
Mark Daniels $500.00
Smart Trading Pty Ltd $250.00
Andrew Mabin $50.00
Anonymous $200.00
Gerald Lipman $2,000.00
Cherie Lee $30.00
Simon Cammell $100.00
annika susskind $250.00
Simon Kelly $500.00
XGAP partnership $200.00
Fifi Rashando $50.00
Gavin Heaton $100.00 Great initiative for long term recovery - thanks OI.
Kyle Cox $100.00
Michelle Opie $100.00
Sibel Wells $100.00
Sonja Paffendorf $50.00
Duncan Henderson $100.00
Robert Dunn $5,000.00
Michael Barr $100.00
John Church $5,000.00
Sally Popplestone $50.00
Cameron Binney $10.00
Anonymous $200.00
Belinda Kent $30.00
Lisa Frost $50.00
Ant Clark $100.00 One of the images sent through from TSKI, an Opportunity microfinance partner in the typhoon-affected region of the Philippines. One photo shows a boy standing in the devastation, wearing a tee-shirt which says 'never give up'. Poignant, and although these communities are very resilient, they need our available thoughts, prayers and financial assistance at this time.
Anonymous $1,000.00
Paul Saunders $1,000.00
Heather Thomson $100.00 As well as supporting organisations that do immediate emergency aid please consider the long term rebuilding of the affected regions in the Philippines. Opportunity International's microfinance work will be vital in the rebuilding of lives and livelihoods.