Typhoon Haiyan Relief - Fishing Industry

The fishing industry was one of the hardest hit local industries by the typhoon. JDC has launched a program with local partner NVC to help rehabilitate the industry in this community by providing replacement boats to local fishermen. Beneficiary fishermen will be carefully selected through interviews with many members of the community to identify exactly who should receive a boat based on an assessment of need, previous employment, and other economic opportunities. The beneficiaries will be expected to put in some of their own ‘sweat equity’ in the form of building the outrigger and maintaining the boats, and they will also be expected to report their catches at a weekly meeting, thus ensuring appropriate use of the boats.

Locations

  • Philippines

Sectors

  • Economic Recovery and Development
  • Humanitarian Aid

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