Tag Archives: Bopha

Principal Rodilla

Cateel Central Elementary School Recovers from Typhoon Bopha

Posted on 05. Jul, 2013 by .

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I met Melvin Rodilla, principal of Cateel Central Elementary School in the Philippines, during a recent project monitoring visit. Principal Rodilla wears a warm, welcoming smile despite all of the difficulty he and his school have endured during the past six months since Typhoon Bopha struck. Principal Rodilla’s school and community were devastated by Typhoon […]

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Richelyn and her baby

New Home for a Mother Who Lived Through Storm

Posted on 09. May, 2013 by .

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I met Ritchelyn earlier this year during a trip to the Philippines, where I had the opportunity to visit several of LWR’s emergency operations projects. Ritchelyn was a shy mother of six who welcomed me into her home to tell me her story of survival and recovery. In December 2011, Tropical Storm Washi swept across […]

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LWR’s Work Continues in the Philippines

Posted on 23. Apr, 2013 by .

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Lutheran World Relief continues to respond to relief and recovery needs in the Philippines following December 2012’s Typhoon Bopha, which affected approximately 6.2 million people on the island of Mindanao. As of April 3, more than 855,000 people remained displaced due to the storm, according to the U.N. LWR is implementing cash-for-work (CFW) activities in […]

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Juliet and her baby

A First-Person Account of Living Through Typhoon Bopha

Posted on 13. Apr, 2013 by .

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Juliet Sevilla is a 17-year-old mother living in Anda Barangay of New Bataan municipality in Compostela Valley Province, which was hit by Typhoon Bopha in December 2012. After the storm, Juliet received an LWR Mission Quilt, Baby Care Kit, Personal Care Kit and toothpaste from Lutheran World Relief. She told the following story to our […]

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people putting debris in a truck

An Update on Typhoon Bopha Recovery

Posted on 05. Mar, 2013 by .

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Lutheran World Relief’s staff have been hard at work in the Philippines after Typhoon Bopha struck the island of Mindanao on December 4. Despite the challenging situation and landfall of February 19’s Tropical Depression Shanshan (locally, “Crising”), which caused flash flooding, our team has made significant progress. Here are a few highlights: With over 233,000 […]

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Woman talking with pained face and hand on her chest.

Photo Friday – Nanette Enriques

Posted on 15. Feb, 2013 by .

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Nanette Enriques is a 3rd Grade teacher in Davao Oriental, a region of Mindanao Island in the Philippines. When Typhoon Bopha hit on December 4, fifty families took shelter in her school. During the storm the roof collapsed, injuring many inside and killing several. Enriques helped the wounded and described the terrifying night of the […]

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school destroyed by Typhoon Bopha

To Clasp the Hands in Prayer…

Posted on 08. Jan, 2013 by .

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“To clasp the hands in prayer is the beginning of an uprising against the disorder of the world.” – Karl Barth The photo that accompanies this quote displays the disorder of our natural world. Typhoon Bopha swept through the island of Mindanao in the Philippines in the early morning hours of December 4. This school […]

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