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“The Life Boat Project”

This post is dedicated to the Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) survivors in the Philippines and to “The Life Boat Project” of a group of women residing in Seoul who call themselves “The 601 Habit”.

The Life Boat Project” aims to deliver fishing boats to fishermen whose means of livelihood was suddenly stolen and ravaged by one of the strongest typhoons to ever land on the planet.

“The 601 Habit” was inspired and motivated by a newspaper article where the fishermen were said to have asked for livelihood, instead of aid.

 

“How can we live if we cannot fish?”

 

In the midst of the rubble seen on the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, a group of fishermen braved the sea that left their family traumatized and destroyed their livelihood to ask for boats to start rebuilding their lives at the soonest possible time.

 

And so, the ladies behind The 601 Habit breathe life to “The Life Boat Project”. “The Life Boat Project” aims to provide boats to as many affected fishermen as possible whose means of income was put on hold because of the havoc wrought by one of the strongest typhoon recorded.

 

This project was inspired by the dignity that the group of fishermen from Northern Iloilo showed when they asked for the means to continue feeding their families, rather than asking for aid. They may not be rich but they have always been self-sufficient. They have not begged but this devastation has reduced most of them to begging for aid. The least that we can do is to give them back their tools to reclaim the dignity of their existence.

 

If you want to be part of this project, please get in touch with “The 601 Habit” or you can donate through the link below:

Donate to “The Life Boat Project”

Donations will be transparent and can be checked in the Facebook page of the group.

 

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