April 01, 2016
KMBA and its sister organization, Kasagana-Ka Development Center, Inc. (KDCI), provided assistance to Supertyphoon Yolanda survivors in Northern Cebu. Through its partner organization in the area, the Cebu Archdiocesan Program for Self-Reliance (CAPS-R) of Cebu Caritas, Inc., KMBA gave various forms of aid to a total of 2,873 families: 2,834 associate members and 39 staff members of CAPS-R. The families were given relief goods vouchers (2,791) and cash assistance for housing materials (606 families). KMBA also donated generators and UPS (uninterrupted power supply) for CAPS-R 's Bantayan Island and Bogo field offices.
Silvida Reyes-Antiquera, KMBA general manager, traveled to Cebu five days after the typhoon and personally assisted CAPS-R in distributing relief goods to KMBA associate members and CAPS-R staff in Northern Cebu (Municipalities of Bogo in the main island, and Bantayan, Madridejos, and Santa Fe in Bantayan Island), which was along the landfall path of Supertyphoon Yolanda. Totaling over PHP1 million, the assistance consisted of pooled cash donations from KDCI and KMBA and their friends and partners (Philippine Coastal Storage and Pipeline Corporation, Mirabel Incorporated, Civil Society Resource Center, Inc. People’s Bank of Caraga, and Fernando Aldaba as well as Leslie Corporation, which donated solar powered lamps with phone charger).