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Japanese boy donates savings to Filipinos

By Sara Susanne D. Fabunan | Nov. 16, 2013 at 12:01am

A SIX-year-old Japanese boy has donated his piggy-bank for the benefit of the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda after he saw the devastation on television.

Shoichi Kondoh is said to be the youngest cash foreign donor so far to help the Philippine government to raise funds for the people in Eastern Visayas.

Second  Secretary and Consul Bryan Dexter Lao receives the envelope from pre-schooler Shoichi Kondoh who visited the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo to offer his donation for typhoon victims in the Philippines.

The Philippine Embassy in Tokyo said Kondoh went to the Philippine Embassy with his mother, Miho Kondoh, to personally hand-over his donation of JPY5,000, or about P2,173.35, from his piggy bank savings, said Philippine consul Bryan Dexter Lao.

In Los Angeles, two girls was seen selling lemonade and ice tea in their community with the signage “lemonade, ice tea to help typhoon families”.

A netizen, Shekinah Pugh, the sister of American actor Zachary Levi, took their photos and posted it on her twitter account.

The photo’s caption reads: “The future of humanity is alive & well in my neighborhood. Thank God 4 the beautiful hearts of children #Philippines”. Pugh’s photo went viral and the two young girls were praised for their sincere and sweet gestures.

Meanwhile, Filipinos from New Jersey has formed a group called “Project Sagip Kapwa” that will provide livelihood, like small farming, to people in Tanauan, Leyte, one of the 37 provinces that was devastated by the Typhoon Yolanda.

In an interview, Lourdes Teresa Conlu-Santos said that Project Sagip Kapwa is a long term plan for the people in small barangays to help them recover from the havoc made by the typhoon by giving them livelihood.

Through the donations of Filipinos living in the United States and through the initiatives of their relatives back home, the group will also provide immediate emergency needs, like food, water and medicines, to the people in affected areas.

“We are including a long term plan also for the people in the small barangays that we are covering so they could continue with their lives,” Santos said.

Santos’ hometown is in Barangay Bangon in Tanauan, Leyte. Her town, she said, was not badly affected by the typhoon but she urged the people there to take the initiative to volunteer and help other badly-hit coastal barangays.

“This is to further instill in them the value of bayanihan, and they need not worry as their families will be well provided for,” she said. “Once everyone is back on their feet, we will create livelihood projects so we can teach people to fish and fend for themselves and not just depend on donations.”

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