After typhoon Haiyan, Cunina collected funds for 50 Philippine families, so they could replace or renovate their destroyed roofs.
Cunina wants to leave a lasting impression in the places where they are active. The goal of our projects is to help the local community become independent and self-reliant. As a partner, you are not just a sponsor but also the driving force behind the realization of the project.
Why has Cunina started this project?
The typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines on 8 November 2013. The north of Cebu, the island where hundreds of children can go to school thanks to the Cunina child sponsorships, was also hit.
Cunina normally does not do emergency aid projects, but when we heard that the roofs of the houses owned by Cunina families were destroyed, we took action. We collected funds for 50 Philippine families, so they could replace or renovate their destroyed roofs.
We work together with the local community and use local materials to support the local economy, create jobs and provide even more children with education.
Fact sheet of the reconstruction after Haiyan
Start of the project: 2013
This project has been completed.
Why does Cunina operate in the Philippines?
The quality of education in the Philippines is often very poor, because the government budget for education is very limited. The school buildings are either too small or in a bad condition. Some cities or towns in the Philippines do not even have a school. A blackboard and chalk are the most important teaching materials, because there are (almost) no books available.
Cunina operates in Manila, Cebu, Bayombong and Balamban.
Cunina projects in the Philippines
Cunina has been operating in the Philippines since 1992. Since then, a lot of projects have been realized, however we are only focusing on child sponsorships at the moment. We are currently considering which new projects we want to start.