REBUILDING LIVES AFTER TYPHOON HAIYAN
Enrich is greatly saddened and concerned by the devastation brought about by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. This includes the families of hundreds of migrants in Hong Kong; the children, husbands and parents of women who work as domestic helpers here. For migrants struggling to make ends meet in a foreign city, when disaster strikes back home, it is incredibly difficult to figure out how to cope. Television and social media make the images hard to escape. Migrants struggle to deal with their stress, anxiety and fear while doing all they can to help their loved ones. How much money can they send? Where will they go to borrow more in desperation?
At Enrich we know we must do something to support the families of migrants that have lost everything. We want to help migrants make rational financial decisions and avoid taking out more high interest loans that will result in deeper debt.
We are making an appeal for donations so that we can offer Reconstruction Contributions to the families of Hong Kong migrant workers who have been most affected.
$1,000 ¡V to provide basic survival package for one family
$5,000 ¡V to provide basic construction materials to one family
$10,000 ¡V to provide a livelihood and reconstruction package for one family
Enrich¡¦s Action Plan:
Enrich is working with migrant associations and past participants to make a detailed list of migrants in Hong Kong whose families have been most severely affected
We will distribute application forms to these migrants to collect information about the current state of damage to their homes and their basic needs. Reconstruction plans will be reviewed by members of the Enrich team on a rolling basis
Enrich will distribute reconstruction grants based on immediate need and planning
Funds permitting, Enrich will also provide support to two grassroots relief and reconstruction groups based locally in the Philippines. These efforts will be closely monitored by two of Enrich¡¦s senior staff that have personal family ties to these organizations. The funds will be personally delivered and monitored to these grassroots organizations based in Cebu and Leyte by Enrich.
Enrich has trained over 3,000 migrant workers on financial literacy and entrepreneurship since 2007. We have strong organizational links in the Philippines as well with the Philippine Consulate and with many migrant associations in Hong Kong. Please help us to continue to support the Philippine migrant community when they need us the most.
All donations will be issued a tax-deductible receipt. Please indicate ¡§Typhoon¡¨ when you make your donation. Donors can make a transfer directly to Enrich¡¦s account:
Account Name: ENRICH PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT LIMITED
Account Number: 848042362001
Bank Name and address: HSBC, 1 Queens road Central, Hong Kong
Swift code: HSBCHKHHHKH
Cheques addressed to ¡§ENRICH PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT¡¨ can be sent to:
Enrich, PO BOX 5232, General Post Office, Hong KongOr donate online with a Credit Card or via PayPal
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