In the latter part of 2009, a cloud of uncertainty hung over World In Need's work in the Philippines. After the devastation of the storms in the Autumn, came the bombshell that the school building was to be sold, and the uncertainty over whether the new owners would allow us to continue to rent it.
As well as this, our projects within the country were sponsored by a church in Singapore whose support was invaluable and enabled many children to be looked after. Unfortunately, in 2009, the church had to end this sponsorship, and this left a huge hole in the funds being sent to the Philippines.
However, we are pleased to announce that a gift received yesterday has bridged the gap and enabled us to continue supporting the children in the short term. Although the situation is not permanently resolved, the immediate danger has passed. We are so grateful to our supporters for the love and care with which they have blessed the people of the Philippines.