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The Swell of Hope

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Island Relief Project

This worldwide pandemic has reduced the tourism industry to mere fractions of what it once was. Entire communities who once relied on sales generated by these visitors, are now left with bare minimums to get by.

In July 2020 a mission was put forth to provide waves of hope in the form of food and other helpful supplies to the struggling families left in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.

Just as a collection of waves created by storms miles away are identified as a swell, our project, Swell of Hope, embodies the same truth, hope created from a great distance by the donations of the PUSO family from around the world.

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Corregidor Island

Our Impact

Who We Served: Isolated island communities heavily impacted by the halting tourism industry resulting from COVID-19

When It Took Place: September 29

Where It Took Place: Corregidor Island, Siargao, Philippines

What We Did:  This past month we parterned with @kaluwa.co to help aid an entire population of 748 individuals living on Corregidor Island located off the coast of Siargao Island.
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The relief packages included: rice, produce (sourced from another struggling community who has recently started a vegetable farm) and sandals for every child on the island.
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To make this effort even more unique, we introduced the community to a region wide initiative to provide communities with the means to start their own vegetable garden.
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We found a donor who gave nearly 10,000 square meters of land dedicated to hosting the island’s first community farm.
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Our aim is to not only help communities, but provide them the means to one day be sustainable!

Daku Island

Our Impact

Who We Served: Isolated island communities heavily impacted by the halting tourism industry resulting from COVID-19

When It Took Place: July 15

Where It Took Place: Daku Island, Siargao, Philippines

What We Did:  We aided the total population of 570 in Daku. The relief packages provided to the 160 families included food, sanitary items, and notebooks paired with crayons for the children.

Giving in Waves