Day 5: Life Before The Storm

In August 2013, Brandon Knopp was a video intern at’s office in the Philippines. During his internship, he spent a few weekends joining our director Elsa in Cangumbang, a rural village where Elsa helped construct a Community Evacuation Center for our partner in the Philippines. The center was completed in the end of August, just in time for Typhoon Yolanda.

To learn more about our Typhoon Haiyan Relief efforts, visit our Typhoon Recovery page.

Day 3: Before Typhoon Haiyan

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A selection of photos from Tacloban, Palo, and some places in between, before Typhoon Yolanda. Most photos were taken in 2013 prior to November 8th. Those pictures are sponsored children of our partner, staff members, and other locals. As the Anniversary approaches, we encourage you to Subscribe to our Newsletter, so you can receive our Special Typhoon Anniversary Edition. To…

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30 Days of Typhoon Yolanda

November 8th, 2014 marks the 1 year Anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan, known locally in the Philippines as Typhoon Yolanda. Referred to as the strongest storm in recorded history, and rightly so, Yolanda took almost 10,000 lives in the Visayas region of the Philippines, though many will never be recorded because they will sadly never be found. Over 1000 individuals remain…

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Clean Water Project Launch

On November 1st, 2014, the GoAbroad Foundation officially launched a Causes Campaign to help support the installation of a water pump at St James School in Uganda through our partner, Pangea Educational Development. The Clean Water Project not only helped provide access to clean water, it also supplied an income to sustain the school’s yearly needs, since the Ugandan government lacks the ability…

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