Since its launch in August 2020, the Together, We RISE campaign has empowered families and communities to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the support of our partners and donors, we have mobilized interventions aimed at reducing their risk of contracting the coronavirus and supporting their livelihoods.

For the first two phases of the project, we have distributed a total of 1,715 water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) kits in Metro Manila, Cebu, and Laguna to help boost their protection against COVID-19 through proper hygiene and sanitation.

We have also installed nine pedal-operated handwashing facilities in different communities to encourage regular proper handwashing as the first line of defense against COVID-19. To reinforce and ensure effective communication within the community, we have provided information, education, and communication materials, as well as public address systems, and conducted capacity-building workshops.

We have also partnered with local organizations to distribute 2,765 food packs in 16 communities to help lift their burden brought about by the lockdowns and surging market prices.