AKABA is founded on the values of tiyaga (perseverance), sipag (hard work), and bayanihan (heroism), seen in the remarkable works of art that our weavers produce.
Our weaving communities are located in remote, rural areas which are not easily accessible. We have decided to undertake a fundraising drive to produce and dispatch protective equipment for healthcare workers, garbage collectors, grocers, and patrol units, and washable, reusable masks for distribution in the immediate communities.
Join Us Now!
Ambag (chip-in) using the following platforms and methods:
Volunteers are most welcome. We are in need of repackers, dispatchers, media and content creators, community managers, and more. Visit our VOLUNTEER PORTAL to sign-up. You can also join our FACEBOOK GROUP for more updates on a social media platform!
You can access our online resource base and share the information online by clicking THIS LINK.
What We Want To Do.
We want to raise funds so we can manufacture adequate protective equipment for healthcare workers and front liners.
Our chosen beneficiaries are the provinces of Sulu (through the Sulu Task Force for CoVid-19), Lanao del Sur, particularly the City of Marawi (through the office of the Honorable Vice Governor Mohammad Khalid Adiong), Basilan (through the Office of the Honorable Vice Governor Yusop Albano), and the Municipality of Lake Sebu in South Cotabato (through The School of Living Tradition).
What We Need.
To procure, process, manufacture, repack, and dispatch a PPE suit, the average cost of PHP 450.00 or approximately USD 9.00 is needed. These are costs calculated through the market price of materials, and validated in the “Manila Protective Gear Club” Facebook group. Washable cloth masks will require the cost of PHP 120.00 or approximately USD 2.00 for a set of two washable masks per recipient.
We aim to deliver our initial batch of equipment by April 30, in anticipation of the current target date for the lifting of community quarantines and lockdown. We believe providing equipment after the said period will contribute significantly to the continuous prevention of the spread of the virus once the movement of persons, goods and services will no longer be constricted.
How You Can Help.
Your contributions to this effort, together with ours will hopefully protect our vulnerable, remote, indigeneous communities from this pandemic.
We have set up dedicated payment facilities for you to contribute through multiple channels such as online credit and debit card payments, online mobile transfers, and over-the-counter bank deposits.
Once a week, we will be providing updates on the total amount generated, and the names of contributors will be included in the list, and you may opt for your name to be displayed, withheld, or, you may choose to use a pseudonym.
A little goes a long way! Help us spread the word by sharing our project through social media. You can access www.akaba.co/ambag for more information.
Write To Us.
Read the full text of our statement and project proposal HERE.
Our team has set-up a dedicated mailbox for this project. You may write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries and requests for further updates.
Maraming salamat. Mabuhay ang Pilipino. Mabuhay ang Pilipinas.