Day 11: A Story of Hope

Visiting the community for the first time in 2009, building homes and getting to know the locals for 6 months in 2011, avidly fundraising in 2012, completing construction of a community evacuation center in 2013, our director Elsa Thomasma has more than a close relationship with the village of Cangumbang. So when Typhoon Yolanda ravaged through the Philippines in November…

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Day 9: After Typhoon Haiyan

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A picture is worth a thousand words, but photos of life after Typhoon Haiyan ravaged through the Philippines only begin to do the experiences of survivors justice. As you view these photos, we encourage you to examine them as if they were your own. Imagine yourself returning to your home, school, or city, and finding it in literal pieces. Visit…

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Day 8: One Year After Yolanda

12 Months have passed since Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) ravaged through the Philippines, devasting numerous towns and villages, leaving millions homeless, and taking the lives of thousands of Filipinos. Each day after Typhoon Yolanda seemed like a month for survivors, filled with constant battles, searching for loved ones, and savanging for food and water. Each day seemed to have no end. Though one year…

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Day 7: Stories of Survival – Storya.ph Launches

As one of the only IT companies in Tacloban City, GoAbroad.com‘s Philippines Office felt a strong desire to help provide an online platform to unite survivors and help their stories be heard after Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) ravaged through their city killing thousands, and leaving millions homeless including the staff themselves. Though years from now, INGOs, International Media, and eyes around…

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Day 6: Waiting for News

Below is the first part of Noah Peden’s Story (Our Founder’s Son). When Typhoon Yolanda struck Tacloban City, he was safe and sound in the United States, but by no means does that mean he was unaffected. My name is Noah and my father, Troy, stepmother, and four little siblings all live in Tacloban City, Philippines, the hardest hit city…

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