Project Ugnayan was a multi-sectoral, collaborative effort of the private sector, the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation, and Caritas Manila. It aimed to provide unconditional emergency cash transfers to economically-vulnerable families in the Greater Manila Area to help address the food security needs of those affected by the enhanced community quarantine.
Working side by side with Caritas’ Project Damayan, Project Ugnayan was able to provide grocery vouchers to more than 1.5 million families across Greater Manila. Vouchers were distributed house-to-house by Caritas Manila, maintaining social distancing guidelines consistent with government rules and for the safety of the priests and the community households.
Project Ugnayan also supported ABS-CBN’s Pantawid ng Pagibig program which delivered food packs to poor communities through local government units.
As secretariat, PDRF managed the finances of the project, maintained the project’s mapping database, and coordinated with Caritas Manila and ABS-CBN for monitoring and tracking of distribution through parishes and LGUs.
Find out more about this successful initiative here.