Case Studies

Mary Jean: Coming Back Stronger After Typhoon Odette 

Before Odette, Mary Jean was the proprietor of a promising small business in Malabuyoc, Cebu. Unfortunately, the super typhoon washed out her supplies and forced her to start back at zero. With…
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Andrew: Youth Plays a Role in Protecting Children After Disasters …

At a young age, Andrew found his calling to engage with people to address social issues. After Typhoon Odette hit his community, he became one of UNICEF’s supported youth volunteers.
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Dana: Inspiring Students After Typhoon Odette

Dana has always dreamed of becoming a teacher, but the impact of Typhoon Odette has made teaching much more challenging for educators in Southern Leyte. With help from Learner Kits provided…
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Roberto: How Gardening Allowed a Family to Recover After Typhoon…

After Typhoon Rai destroyed his crops, Roberto and his family’s lives were turned upside down. With seeds and gardening tools from Japan Platform, they were able to recover their livelihood…
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Jean: Planting Seeds of Hope

Jean is a single mother from San Francisco, Southern Leyte whose main source of income is selling vegetables that grow in her backyard. When Typhoon Rai destroyed their house and garden, they…
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Maasin City’s Small Miracle: How an Elementary School Overcame…

To keep a school running after Typhoon Rai and in the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic, educators, communities, and organizations worked together to empower students.
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Angelie: Protecting Children After the Typhoon

For Angelie and the youth in her community, Typhoon Odette was a collective nightmare. With support from UNICEF, Angelie became a Child-Friendly Space team leader to safeguard the children in…
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Jackie: Fighting for Women’s Rights after Typhoon Odette

As a Women-Friendly Space Facilitator, Jackie from Surigao del Norte did not let Typhoon Rai stop her from advocating for women’s rights in her community.
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Mercedita: A Thriving Livelihood

After Typhoon Rai, Mercedita and her family were one of the many in Limasawa, Southern Leyte who lost their homes, fishing boats, and fishing equipment to the storm. With support from Plan International…
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Miguela: Becoming Resilient for Children

As a Barangay Health Worker, Miguela has always strived to serve the children and women in her community. After seeing the devastation brought by Typhoon Odette, she trained to become a team…
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Young and in pursuit of peace: A World Humanitarian Day feature…

Farhana, 25-year-old peacebuilder, shares how she contributes to the pursuit of peace amidst the complex humanitarian crisis in Maguindanao
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Empowering Women and Youth of Maguindanao amidst the COVID-19…

Addressing the hygiene and reproductive health needs of young women and girls of Maguindanao proves to be a challenge with the multiple health and safety risks they already contend with in their…
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