Philippine Self-Help Foundation

PSHF provides housing to Typhoon Odette victims. 

For the third time in our history, PSHF areas of operation were affected by a natural disaster and we felt called to help the victims. On October 15, 2013, it was the Bohol earthquake, then just three weeks later, it was Super Typhoon Haiyan and then on the night of December 16, 2022, it was Super Typhoon Odette. 

With funding of 0.5 million pesos ($10,000) provided by the generosity of our sponsors and donors who responded to our ‘Just Giving’ appeal, we were able to provide housing materials and carpentry assistance to 38 families whose homes were either partially or totally destroyed on the night of the Typhoon.

We are happy to show you photos below of some of the houses that were built and their happy occupants.

Cebu Province

PSHF was able to bring back the smiles of this family. Christopher and Maila together with their four children in their newly built home.

" I never dreamed that I would ever live in such a beautiful house",

                                                                                                          -Tatay Guillermo 

Pederico (69) ekes out a living as a trisikad driver (bicycle taxi) whereas Diosdada stays at home because she has a myoma. The couple's home was completely destroyed in the night of the typhoon. They are delighted with their new home.

PSHF also gave comfort rooms to the families, some of them had never had a comfort rooms even before the typhoon.

Negros Occidental Province

It's a dream come true to live in a new house after Odette

Junjun Kilayco and his family, standing  infront of their house along the roadside.  He is happy to build a new house for his family by his own work.

Clarita, Felix and their daughter Dianne, they were very thankful PSHF helped them in rebuilding their home. It is a big help to the family, they can sleep without worrying if it will rain.

Louie Llngco standing in front of his newly built house. 

" I am very thankful PSHF helped me in rebuilding our home. I hope they can be able to help so many more like me. God Bless You all"