Yolanda-hit fisherfolk get 40 new houses
MANILA, Philippines–Forty housing units were turned over recently by HopeNow Philippines, the nonprofit arm of the Manny O. Group, to the fisherfolk families who were affected by last year’s Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in the town of Madridejos, Cebu. This new housing settlement for disaster victims, named “Manny O-GK Village,” is part of the Yolanda [Haiyan] Rebuild Program, a joint housing project of HopeNow Philippines and Gawad Kalinga which aims to build 160 houses in four different provinces that were devastated by the recent calamities, HopeNow and Gawad Kalinga said in a press statement. HopeNow Philippines is a charitable foundation of the Manny O. Group formed to pursue the vision of providing hope to every Filipino who has lost hope due to circumstances outside their control.