Gawad Kalinga (GK) translated to English means to ‘give care’. From a simple desire to give care and leave no one behind, this Philippine-building movement was created with the aim of ending poverty and restoring the dignity of 5 million families by 2024. To accomplish this mission, GK employs an integrated and holistic approach of empowerment with values-formation and leadership development at its core.

How did we help?

In order to help GK on building a nation empowered by people with faith, patriotism, caring and sharing communities, we worked to construct a new house for a family who lost everything on one of the worst natural disasters of the history of the country: the 2013 Bohol earthquake with magnitude of 8,2. The energy released by the quake was equivalent to 32 Hiroshima bombs, what converted this quake into the deadliest in the Philippines in 26 years.

With the help of the local community, Silent Voices helped GK on their goal to eradicate poverty and restore human dignity by building a brand new house for one of the most affected families of the province of Maribojoc, Bohol.