Homer Foundation, Inc. Donates Fishing Boats to Haiyan Survivors

​The MagAHON (Rise from the Sea) Program of Homer Foundation, Inc. (HFI), Magsaysay’s corporate social responsibility arm, was launched in December 2013 to provide livelihood assistance to the affected fishermen of Typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) in the Visayas region, Philippines. Supported by various shipping principals, organizations, wives’ clubs, Magsaysay business units and employees, the program aims to restore pride and livelihood amongst typhoon survivors where beneficiaries will take part in building their own boats and restore their livelihood for the benefit of their families and the community at large.

 

The MagAHON Program has already awarded 190 units of fishing boats to the communities of Leyte, Samar and Panay Islands. Last July 19, 2014, donors and HFI representatives awarded 42 units of fishing boats to the fishing communities of Roxas City, Capiz. The turn-over ceremony was in cooperation with the program’s donors: Gearbulk Shipping, Sailors’ Society, Tara Trading Shipmanagement, Inc., Beamko Shipmanagement Corporation; and Azalea Maritime B.V. Beneficiaries came from four (4) coastal barangays of Roxas City, namely: San Juan Baybay, Dumolog, Cogon and Punta Cogon. Representatives of Magsaysay principals also had the chance to meet the beneficiaries.

 

The MagAHON Program is a year-round project and part of the “Kadamay, Kaagapay ang Magsaysay” outreach program for the Haiyan survivors.

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