How to Help Peru

Destroyed road in peru

Insight from a Dedicated Peace Corps Volunteer Katie Aker recently returned home, unfortunately early, from her Peace Corps volunteering in Peru. Though her and her fellow Peace Corps volunteers were attending a training outside of their remote communities when the flooding began, when the training concluded they were informed that they would no longer be able to return. Due to the…

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How to Help Haiti After Hurricane Matthew

Children in Haiti putting their hands together

Although media coverage of Hurricane Matthew’s devastation in Haiti, the Caribbean, and the Southern United States has already begun to slowly fade away, survivors are desperately calling out for our help and support. Their homes have been destroyed, local infrastructure has been damaged, and many lives were lost, most prominently in Haiti, where the death toll is believed to exceed…

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Take Action to Build More Disaster Resilient Communities

We’ve all been affected by the images that flood our social media feeds. The piles of debris and broken cement, the children covered in dust and crying out, the crowds of people on the street who appear lost, confused, in utter shock. In this month alone more communities across the globe, from South Korea to Haiti, have been torn apart…

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A New Home for Esperanza

Family survivors of the earthquake in Ecuador 2016

In April 2016, 28-year-old Esperanza’s life completely changed. Just like any other day, she woke up in her home with her husband and 3 children in the coastal area of Pedernales. It was an average morning in April, and yet, in a matter of seconds, her life was quite literally torn apart. When the earthquake struck, Esperanza’s family was inside…

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Earthquakes Felt Round the World

Ecuador, Myanmar, Japan, Tonga, Vanuatu, Guatemala, and the Philippines What do these countries have in common? All of them experienced earthquakes in a single week. Yes, that’s right. In the span of just one week, earthquakes were felt (not just measured, but truly felt) by citizens in countries spread across the globe. Though the two earthquakes that struck Ecuador unfortunately…

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Update from Maya Universe Academy

More than four months have passed since a devastating set of earthquakes and tremors rumbled through Nepal. While media coverage has shifted to other news stories around the world, Nepal is still in great need of international support. After initiating disaster fundraising just days after the first earthquake, the GoAbroad Foundation selected Maya Universe Academy as the primary beneficary of…

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Nepal Earthquake Aftermath: Updates from our Partners

Children in Jharlang Village

After reaching out to our numerous partners in Nepal, we now have a more clear picture of the mass devastation, extreme destruction, and the long road to recovery that lies ahead. Today we would like to share the experiences of our partners, in order to help express the true need in Nepal, as well as illustrate why we are dedicated…

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Day 27: Giving Thanks

What are survivors of Typhoon Haiyan thankful for this year? The following list is a collection of items, characteristics of life, people, and much much more that survivors can’t help but be thankful for this Thanksgiving. 1. Our Children – the future. The children who will live on for years to come, remembering the challenges we’ve overcome, representing our family,…

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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 5: Life Before The Storm

In August 2013, Brandon Knopp was a video intern at GoAbroad.com’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.