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Posted on 07. Mar, 2012 by Corazon Lagamayo.
“The Philippines ranks eight among 135 countries with least gender gap.” 2011 Global Gender Gap rankings from the Geneva-based World Economic Forum. This statistic caught me by surprise—it is rare to find anything positive about the Philippines in the news these days without mention of corruption or natural disasters. Learning of the shrinking gender gap [...]
Posted on 24. Jan, 2012 by Corazon Lagamayo.
…Jeann Llanor from the Philippines. She recently gave birth to a baby prematurely amid the chaos of Tropical Storm Washi, a powerfully destructive storm that hit the Philippine island of Mindanao in December. She lives in Cagayan de Oro, a city hard hit by the storm that has affected a total of more than a [...]
Posted on 05. Jan, 2012 by Corazon Lagamayo.
A severe tropical storm struck the southern Philippines on December 16, causing landslides and massive flooding on the island of Mindanao, where Lutheran World Relief is implementing a number of sustainable development projects. Two major cities in northern Mindanao, Cagayan de Oro and Iligan City, were badly hit, as were many surrounding areas. Learn more [...]
Posted on 22. Dec, 2011 by Corazon Lagamayo.
A severe tropical storm struck the southern Philippines on December 16, causing landslides and massive flooding on the island of Mindanao, where Lutheran World Relief is implementing a number of sustainable development projects. Here are three of their stories. To find out more about the flooding in the Philippines, go to lwr.org/philippinesfloods, or Donate Now. [...]
Posted on 19. Dec, 2011 by Corazon Lagamayo.
Norberto “Norbing” Cacho, 51, has changed for the better and he attributes this change to his seaweed. Norbing happily shared that seaweed farming helped him stop his drinking vices. “I realized after the trainings that my vices take a large portion from my income, and that is why I decided to stop. Now, I want [...]
Posted on 25. Jul, 2011 by Corazon Lagamayo.
“Unless we play our role, we cannot help solve these problems,” Sunita Devi firmly said. A member of a self help group (SHG) in the Madhubani district of Bihar, Sunita Devi is a Dalit woman in one of the poorest regions in India. Dalits are considered the lowest caste in Hindu society, and formerly were [...]
Posted on 06. Jul, 2011 by Corazon Lagamayo.
One cannot simply ignore the high spirit of Dalit women when Lutheran World Relief ‘s Asia staff visited their place in Ravidas Tola, one of the sub-villages dominated by schedule castes in Bihar, India. As colorful as their sari clothing, are the miniatures of their individual enterprises that they proudly showed and described to us. [...]