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B-READY participant receives her prepaid card in Barangay Burak, Salcedo, Eastern Samar. (Photo: Myleen Ogana, PDRRN)
The Covid-19 crisis is not the only emergency the Philippines is facing. The economic slump triggered by the pandemic is happening alongside the country’s vulnerability to natural hazards and climate-related disasters, and worsening pre-existing social vulnerabilities.
Stitching Up the Economic Wound of COVID-19: The Women Sewers of Kamuning Public Market
The Kamuning Public Market was closed last March when an enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) was declared to slow the spread of COVID-19. Only food vendors were allowed to sell. Seamstresses like 61-year-old Lina Arroyo had to stay at home--a mandate she found hard to follow.
The COVID-19 Roadblock: Community quarantines isolated communities but cut farmers off from markets and consumers
The COVID-19 Roadblock: Community quarantines isolated communities but cut farmers off from markets and consumers
Market vendors needed to sell to their customers confined at home. Motorized rickshaw drivers needed a new route to earn money. An app and a community initiative brought them all together. (Photo: Ana P. Santos)
Market vendors needed to sell to their customers confined at home. Motorized rickshaw drivers needed a new route to earn money. An app and a community initiative brought them all together.
While the coronavirus crisis means that Oxfam’s work is needed now more than ever, we now have less money to pay for it. Like many charities and businesses, the pandemic has hit our finances hard. We’ve had to close shops, cancel fundraising events, and absorb rising costs. Fundraising conditions...
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