A Dream Fulfilled

Part 5 of my Super Typhoon Yolanda series in commemoration of the 3rd Anniversary of the storm’s devastation. A view from victims who now own their own resilient homes.

Color My World

– reposted from Habitat From Humanity Philippines

We first met Felisa Amistoso and Shirley Elladora last year. Back then, they were just two women who were motivated by a dream. This is a story of their success and unwavering hope for a better life. Many thanks to JM Lago, whose tireless efforts have humanized our thousands of home partners.  

It is November 6, 2015.

The air was festive. There were green and blue balloons lining the main road. A marching band was playing a catchy, modern tune. The sky was a clear, bright blue, complementing the green roofs of the houses. Some had curtains, others already had furniture, many had lawns and new shrubbery.

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There were children running around the village. There were women sweeping the floors of the houses. There were men gathering water and making last-minute adjustments to their furniture.

These are the new residents of Habitat…

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