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December 2016

Meet our Beneficiaries

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Last November 14, the French photographer Arthur Perset visited the villages of FP-UA in Cebu. He met some of the future beneficiaries of the site currently being built in Bogo City and listened to their stories. He also talked to the current beneficiaries of our very first village, the “French Village” in barangay Agujo in Daanbantayan where 76 families now live. Here are their stories. Future beneficiary families from barangay Sambag in Bogo City   Ongoing constructions in barangay Cayang in Bogo where the Foundation’s relocation project is located   Visit to the first rehabilitation village of FP-UA in Daanbantayan Municipality, also in the north of Cebu Island We would like to thank Arthur Perset for taking and sharing these photos.    

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The funds raised during SB 2016 will enable two families to move into disaster-resilient houses

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During Soirée Beaujolais 2016, which took place last Tuesday November 29 at the Marriott Grand Ballroom, the FP-UA Foundation organised a silent auction which proceeds will be used to help complete the construction of it’s third disaster-resilient village in Bogo City, in the north of Cebu Island. The village, once completed, will welcome 46 families who are former victims of typhoon Haiyan. Top celebrity Solenn Heussaff as well as up and coming local artists, Piaget Martelino, Alfonso Recto and Chris Verayo, each donated one of their artworks for the occasion. The funds raised by the end of the night are enough to enable two families to move into their disaster-resilient houses; complete with electricity as well as running water. At the moment, the construction of the houses, which is financed by Cités-Unies France, is nearing 70% completion. However, the village will still need to be connected to electricity as well…

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