A 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit Central Visayas on 15 October 2013, with the epicenter recorded in the island of Bohol. Help Habitat for Humanity answer the need of shelter of the families affected in this area.
More than 600,000 families or 3 million people are affected by the Central Visayas earthquake. About 80,000 of these families have been displaced – 22,000 of which are staying in evacuation centers while the rest have been relocated in different parts of the island. In addition, at least 10,000 homes were completely destroyed and over 35,000 were damaged.
Habitat is the only non-government
organization able to survey the damage in Barangay Mantacida in the
Municipality of Catigbian, Bohol - where the epicenter of the
earthquake is detected. In view of the great need for shelter, the
Department of Social Welfare and Development has requested Habitat
to do a pilot community-wide build in Mantacida using a bamboo and
With your support, we can Re-Build not only the homes but also the lives of families in Bohol.