Working in a post‐ disaster scenario in the Province of Leyte, the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) designed an early recovery program with national government agencies, local government units, and international NGOs. This program is leveraging the capabilities of each organization in support of micro and small enterprises and the normalization of the local supply chain.
Key lessons learned include:
- The Post Disaster Needs Assessment provided program partners an idea on the best way to support affected communities and livelihood outside of relief packages.
- In helping jumpstart early recovery, people were provided the opportunity to help themselves and regain their businesses.
- This early recovery activity is stabilizing market prices of basic commodities and deterring opportunities that prey on the vulnerability of the community's situation.
This case study is one of a series produced by members of ARISE, the UNISDR Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies.