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Building Resilient Communities in the Philippines, Together

by Batara Sianturi, Citi Philippines


Citi Philippines CEO Batara Sianturi painting a newly-built home in Tanauan, Leyte province, the Philippines.


In November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan ravaged Central Philippines, displacing entire communities in its path. The catastrophic destruction drew a tremendous outpouring of support from around the world, and immediate relief efforts ensued.

When I recently visited Tanauan, Leyte—one of the three municipalities hardest hit by the typhoon—driving through the streets, it was apparent that the task at hand shifted to long-term recovery. This focus on rebuilding has now placed us in a position to think about how we can best support and coordinate efforts to bring together private, governmental and humanitarian sectors to transition efforts from relief to the complex task of rebuilding lives, homes and communities. Read more on Trust.org.


>> Read the full blog post in Trust.org.
>> Read more in Citi Global Community Day Spent with GK






9 months after Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) made landfall and wreaked havoc in the Philippines, GK is now on FULL Blast with Yolanda reconstruction. (Read the full report)

Through the combined efforts and resources of partners, volunteers, GK workers and our very own residents, we have made significant headway in our roof repair, Balangay (fishing boats distribution) and housing reconstruction. Like Citi, you too can commit to making a positive impact in the local communities. Be a GK partner - let us collaborate to bring about better and faster ways of ending poverty.


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