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ABC Phil., Inc. provides waterproofing for PWD GK Village
By: Iyrelle Mauricio

The rainy season in the Philippines is around June to September with typhoons very much common during this period. The month of August is also considered to be wettest. With the onset of the rain, keeping safe and dry is imperative in our country. With the support of ABC Phil., Inc., this will be the reality of a number of beneficiaries in Gawad Kalinga.

Last August 2, 2017, ABC Phil., Inc. generously provided their products and services to 18 second floor units in PWD GK Village in Quezon City. Their project consisted of waterproofing the concrete kitchen sink and the bathroom. Through this project, it would prevent water leakage and seepage to the units below.

In addition, Gawad Kalinga community members were also encouraged to participate so as to learn the know-hows in waterproofing. With their shared knowledge and technology, the community members were trained on proper waterproofing application.

“Napakalaking bagay ng waterproofing na ito dahil nakakabuti ito sa buhay ng beneficiaries. Kapag tumatagal kasi ang hollow blocks nagkakaroon ito ng mga biyak at dito tumatagos ang mga tubig kaya nagkakatulo. Napakaimportante nito sa CR lalong-lalo na sa 2nd floor units para hindi na magkakaroon ng tulo sa ibaba. Isa pa ay naturuan ang GK workers kung papaano ang tamang paglinis at pag-apply ng waterproofing. Natulungan na sila, natuto pa sila.” - Tito Orland Lumanog, Gawad Kalinga Project Director in Quezon City

(This waterproofing is a big thing for the beneficiaries because it would improve their daily lives. Over time, hollow blocks form cracks wherein water can easily penetrate that’s why there are leakages. This is very important in the CR especially in the 2nd floor units because it prevents leakages to the units below. Also, GK workers were able to learn the proper way of cleaning and applying the waterproofing. They not only gained waterproofing but the knowledge of it as well.”)

In 2016, ABC Phil., Inc. also provided waterproofing for the roof deck of the community Multi-Purpose Hall in GK Tabora Heights in Quezon City. Community members were also trained on proper waterproofing and mortar topping during this project.

Their constant support enables Gawad Kalinga to improve the quality of lives of the poor. Caring and sharing is very much alive in this partnership!

This is just one effort of caring and sharing. You too can support and be one of Gawad Kalinga’s partner in improving the quality of lives of the poor. Give now to our Community Programs today.

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