From: Nanette Antequisa <>
Date: Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 12:44 PM
Subject: Make a difference in the life of Haiyan (Yolanda) survivors within the next 10 days!
Cc: “Ecosystems Work for Essential Benefits, Inc.” <>

Dear friends and supporters of EcoWEB Inc.

How are you doing? EcoWEB has been very active these past months in assisting the survivors of typhoon Yolanda in the Visayan Islands of the Philippines. EcoWEB has been providing emergency relief in the immediate aftermath of the disaster. Six months later, EcoWEB now supports the much needed rehabilitation efforts through the BALA’I (Building Appropriate Living Abode + Innovation) project, to help the people back on their feet on the long run. A lot has been achieved already, but still so many families are in need and EcoWEB is grateful for all the support that has already been extended through us.

Now, a new and exciting opportunity has come up: EcoWEB and its program for Yolanda survivors has been selected by the GlobalGiving Foundation to participate in their Open Challenge, a fundraising opportunity for nonprofit organizations around the world.

In order to succeed in GlobalGiving’s Open Challenge, EcoWEB must raise $5,000 from 40 donors by June 30 (only 10 days remaining). If we meet this threshold, we will be permanently featured on GlobalGiving’s website, where we have the potential to benefit from corporate relationships, exposure to a new donor network, and raise more funds for the important work EcoWEB does.

Please support us to reach the threshold of $5,000 from 40 donors! Be one of the first people to make a donation at! Your donation will help to equip core shelter houses with the necessary water and sanitation facilities. We need your help now, so 40 families in barangays Batug and Alegre in Dulag, Leyte in the central Philippines, who were made homeless by Super Typhoon Haiyan, can move into their new homes soon. Every donation will also increase our chances to become part of the Global Giving community as a long-term fundraising opportunity!

ECOWEB is implementing this project in cooperation with the Mennonite Central Committee and with technical support from Ecotektonika and Architect for Humanity Manila. The BALA’I core shelter is designed to be resilient to typhoon, flooding and earthquake even with the use of recovered lumber from the fallen coconut trees and locally available materials.

We need your help spreading the word! Please share this opportunity with your friends and family, like us on Facebook and find us on

Thank you and have a great day!

Regina S. Antequisa

Executive Director EcoWEB Inc.

Regina “Nanette” Salvador-Antequisa

Executive Director

Ecosystems Work for Essential Benefits, Inc. (ECOWEB)
009 Toribia A. Lluch St., Lluch Compound
Camague, Iligan City 9200, Philippines

T/F: +63.63.2210322

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