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PEACE BUILDING

DISASTER RESPONSE
AND RECONSTRUCTION

THE MULTIPLIER EFFECT

GK invites and engages rich and poor, young and old, private and public sector, the Philippines and other countries around the world to come together to leverage resources and meke sure that the goodwill and actual impact on-ground is multiplied many times over. The initial investment given by monetary donors is counterparted by the commitment of caretaker teams, the sweat equity of the residents and equally valuable contributions of volunteers, local governement and other individuals and institutions, creating a network of relationships that is key to the process of handholding the poor our of poverty, one family and one community at a time.

With "padugo" (bleeding for the cause" and "bayanihan" (being a hero for one another) as our guiding principles, the multiplier effect becomes inherent in the GK model. The value of every peso given, whether cash or in kind, helps unlock other resources to create a ripple effect of inspiration and impact.


POSITIONING FOR SCALE

The problem of poverty is so massive, hence our response cannot be small. To rebuild the nation, we need a movement like Gawad Kalinga that is able to inspire and engage strategic institutions and individuals to help us replicate and grow aggressively so we can reach our target. Here are just some of the partners who believe in the GK organization and help fuel our operation beyond community programs.

Since 2006, Trend Micro Inc. executives and employees from all over the world have been coming to the Philippines to volunteer for GK Mabuhay. For 3 years now, they have also
been supporting the GK organization by providing Trend Micro software that provides internet content security and threat management solutions.

Microsoft continues to support GK through software grants but beyond the software that have been integral to office productivity, they have likewise been instrumental in building up the GK Youth, sharing our vision to their network as well as opening up various opportunities for our leadership to learn more in the field of IT. Since 2006, Globe has fueled institutional capacity through communication and pushing the agenda of volunteerism by supporting the annual Bayani Challenge. Today they are also helping scale-up businesses that care for the poor by providing: (i) flexible capital to select enterprises and (ii) a customized internet solution for the GK Enchanted Farm.


Driving impact with our highest-ever donations of PHP 635M

Thanks to partners and donors who entrusted their resources to us, we were able to:

  • Provide immediate and sustained response for Yolanda (Haiyan).
  • Continue our proactive, "non-Yolanda" relocation of families out of danger zones.
  • Implement soft programs based on the communities' priority needs.
  • Invest in systems and hire competent staff that has created efficiencies, enabled better delivery of our commitments and allowed us to reach out to more partners.


   Successful rebuilding models require an innovative multi-stakeholder lens. Visiting Tanauan showed me that while the road to recovery will be long, the private sector can work with the social sector to design and support grassroots initiatives that involve the right stakeholders and can
empower people to build resilient communities.  




BATARA SIANTURI
CEO
Citi Philippines


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