MANILA, Philippines — Building social impact together, Habitat for Humanity Philippines and Wells Fargo empower communities and families by providing decent homes to informal settler families (ISFs) and further supporting COVID-19 relief efforts.
In celebration of its 10th anniversary in the Philippines, leading financial services company Wells Fargo donated $100,000 or over PHP 5 Million to Habitat for Humanity Philippines.
The donation will co-fund the construction of houses under Habitat Philippines’ Paknaan Housing Project, which aims to relocate 80 ISFs living in Mahiga Creek to a decent, safer home.
Aside from housing, Wells Fargo is also supporting Habitat Philippines’ COVID-19 Response by distributing hygiene and sanitation kits to over 900 families, boosting their protection against COVID-19.
“We are proud to partner with Habitat for Humanity as, through the years, they have made it possible for us to reach out to affected communities and help them gain access to basic necessities such as a safe home and clean facilities,” said Sandeep Mulajkar, Country Head for the Philippines, Wells Fargo. “We are committed to supporting Habitat’s efforts in helping build the foundation for wellness, dignity and economic opportunity in the communities we serve.”
The Habitat Philippines-Wells Fargo partnership, which started in 2014, has supported thousands of families through different initiatives, one of which was the Rebuild Philippines Rehabilitation Program for families severely affected by Typhoon Haiyan and Bohol Earthquake.
As the country grapples with heightened health protocols and restrictions, Wells Fargo continues to support families by helping them achieve financial stability and raising social awareness amidst the pandemic. Through Habitat Philippines’ Zoombahayan virtual training program, Wells Fargo’s employees volunteered to conduct insightful webinars and financial literacy training sessions for Habitat homeowners.
“The core of Habitat Philippines’ mission is to bring people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Long-standing partnerships like what we have with Wells Fargo help us fulfill our mission and, more importantly, enrich the lives of Filipino families in the process. We are truly grateful to Wells Fargo for their continuous commitment to building their legacy with us and for their generous support over the years. We look forward to transforming the lives of more Filipino families through this partnership.”Habitat for Humanity Philippines COO Lili Fuentes
Habitat Philippines and Wells Fargo are set to conduct more social impact activities and mobilize employee volunteer engagements this year to build strength, stability, and self-reliance through housing, community development, and people empowerment.