Philippines


Population: 103,796,832

Income per capita(US$): $2,904


Programs in the Philippines

Aguilar

Alaminos

Antique

Bacolod North

Bacolod South

Bacolod

Bayambang

Binalbagan

Binalbagan

Bogo

Bulan

Cadiz

Calape

Calasiao

Catanduanes

Dagupan

Iloilo North

Iloilo

Jordan Guimaras

Kalibo

La Carlota

La Carlota

Legazpi

Liloan

Makati

Mandaue

Mangaldan

Montalban

Novaliches

Rosales

Roxas Capiz

Sagay

Sagay

Sipala

Sorsogon

Tabaco

Tagbilaran

Urdaneta

History of the Foundation in Philippines

In November 2013, the Foundation visited the central Philippines to screen children for malnutrition in five areas on Bohol and Cebu islands. Bohol Island had just experienced a 7.2 magnitude earthquake, and many homes were still destroyed or damaged with no hope of power being restored for many more months. The northern part of Cebu Island was also heavily impacted by Typhoon Haiyan and clean-up was still ongoing. In some areas, up to 80% of the homes were either lost or damaged.

The areas were incredibly supportive and were very excited to start nutrition programs for their children. From the screenings on Bohol Island, in the Bogo area, 63 of the 120 children screened were found to be malnourished. In the Calape area on Cebu Island, 108 of the 197 were malnourished. In the Tagbilaron area, 41 of the 80 children screened qualified for the program. Similar rates were found in Mandaue and Lilo-an where 14 of 32, and 48 of 108 children were malnourished, respectively.

Since these initial screenings, more areas have been screened throughout the Philippines to now include programs in over 30 areas!