Tearfund provided a grant that enabled Elnora, 77, to bulk buy rice which she sells to make a living. Before this, the prospect of going into debt to start the business was off-putting for her, but we also provided business training e.g. book-keeping skills, to set her on the right path.
‘We’re very thankful to Tearfund for granting us this blessing,’ said Elnora. ‘It had been really difficult to start over after the typhoon, but through this assistance, we were given new hopes in facing our daily challenges.’
Elnora is among 1,000 people who’ve received support to restart livelihoods in Cadiz, evidence that the generosity of Tearfund supporters has made a tangible difference to the recovery of people hit by typhoon Haiyan, says Leonilo Endoso, Tearfund’s Area Manager.
‘As well as new homes and livelihood support, we’ve been able to prepare people for future typhoons and disasters, work that will help save lives in the future,’ he said.
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