Greetings and thank you so much for funding our project on water, sanitation and food security for women and their families in 2 villages in Misamis Oriental. The project is improving access to sanitation for upland barangays severely affected by the El Niño phenomenon. This will be located in upland barangays in the municipalities of Manticao and Libertad, Misamis Oriental province. The El Niño phenomenon produces either long dry season or severe storms and the socio-economic conditions of the households are affected. Constructing and owning latrines becomes very difficult especially for very poor farming families. The spread of diseases due to open defecation is a continuing threat. The dignity of women and girls defecating in the open is also lessened. Aside from the latrines, we will implement backyard gardening using resources around their farms thereby improving their food security.
We will post regular updates as we implement this project.