Tabunok, Bantayan Island, Philippines
The Peace Center is the next phase of our rebuilding of Tabunok on Bantayan Island, an area where 65% of the homes were destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan. The construction of 40 homes was recently completed.
The Peace Center was completed in May of 2015, and will serve as the epicenter of this community's transformation -- from it a cooperative will offer reduced-priced staple goods, a weekly market will take place selling the organic vegetables that are already being grown in the community, vocational training will be brought into the community, the center will host arts and cultural programs, and micro-lending will begin -- all designed to turn a terrible tragedy into an enormous opportunity for abundance and prosperity.
Donations will be used to bring skills training into the community as well as fund the micro-lending program.