Earlier this year, in the first weeks of March, I wrote about the flash floods that affected the five municipalities of Capiz. Hundreds of farmers expressed disbelief and hopelessness at what had happened. Fortunately, my organization, through the Food Security Program that I am managing, immediately launched a relief operation in response to the calamity.
Just a month ago, a total of 640 sacks of rice seeds (ready for planting) were also distributed to the affected farmers, much to their delight. Katibyugan, Inc. gave individual farmers a sack of rice for every hectare of land they have that was flooded. There were two rice varieties given to them.
Houses, farming equipment, livestock and hundreds of hectares of ricelands were destroyed due to heavy rains in February and March. Through our rice seeds assistance, the farmers will be able to plant again to replace lost rice plants. It is their fervent hope, and ours, too, that there will be no more destructive rain to wipe out their newly-planted rice. Other relief goods were also distributed, especially and Katibyugan is still open for your donations. Kindly email me if you have something to give.