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Ford, Gawad Kalinga provide two new water facilities in Leyte

By Ciara Alarcon - on 17 May 2017, 4:45pm

Ford, Gawad Kalinga provide two new water facilities in Leyte

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Ford Philippines, in partnership with Gawad Kalinga (GK) recently unveiled two new water facilities in Leyte.

Ford executives led the turnover of a new communal water facility that now provides access to potable water for over 100 families in GK Sto. Nino Village in Bato. With this, residents will never have to get water from a stream one kilometer from the village again.

“Leyte was a unanimous choice for us to support, being one of the provinces that was greatly affected by super typhoon Haiyan in 2013,” Josie Gonzalez, AVP for government and corporate affairs, Ford Philippines, said. “Ford is proud to continue initiatives that provide long-term benefits for these communities.”

The company put efforts to build sustainable water supply in the community by finding a safe and clean water source, including a setup of a water catchment facility and a common area of laundry and other household chores.

Meanwhile, Ford executives also visited residents of GK Polpogan Village to launch a concrete water tank that supplies clean water through PVC pipes directly to 26 households.