Stories

Most significant change

During the handover activities of the ASCEND Project, stories were plentiful of important lessons learnt, and of changes of great consequence. Talk about the end of the project, about exit strategies and responsible handover started as early as the inception…
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The houses that ob-obbo built

In Bontoc and other parts of Mountain Province, the spirit of community cooperation still prevails. Community members work together in planting or harvesting in one’s ricefield, moving to another member’s ricefield the next day, until all the ob-obbo members’ ricefields…
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The Calabanga Experience

Mainstreaming DRR-CCA into local governance is good governance “The sweetest reward is a resilient community.” This is how Mayor Evelyn Yu summarized her experience working with CARE and partners. She is the municipal mayor of Calabanga in Camarines Sur, a…
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“Kabalo na mi!”

The bells rang at rapid intervals. Women, children, youth, elderly, and men are making their way to the identified pick-up points within the village. Bringing with them some food, drinking water, clothing, blankets and sleeping mats, they wait for the…
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