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In pictures: Working for Gawad Kalinga

The scene in Quezon after a typhoon devastated the region. Gawad Kalinga volunteers cleared the area and rebuilt the village.

Readers from around the world have sent us photographs of their voluntary work with Gawad Kalinga in the Philippines.

After the devastation of a typhoon in Bicol, money raised by Dylan Wilk helped rebuild homes.

Dylan Wilk sold his car and gave up his life in the UK to work full-time for Gawad Kalinga and raised funds to rebuild villages such as this in Quezon, destroyed after a typhoon.

Nestle employees and slum residents help build accommodation with sponsorship money and time from company employees.

Anna Meloto convinced her employers and colleagues at Nestle Philippines to provide sponsorship and to volunteer time to rebuild a slum community in Baseco.

A squatter family build their own home in Manila after funds raised from New Zealand.

Tisha Moralejo from New Zealand helped raised funds so squatters in Manila could relocate and build their own homes in a new community which they named "New Zealand Village".

Volunteers from Australia and the Philippines celebrate the completion of a home built through Gawad Kalinga.

For the past three years Nathan Mari (far right) from Australia has gone to the Philippines to help build homes for the poor with Gawad Kalinga.

Marker for a village named "Norway Village" after people from Norway raised funds and built the complex.

Grant Javier sent this picture of the marker from a housing complex he helped build with money from collections in Norway.

New homes in the distance and farming land in the foreground of one of the farming communities Gawad Kalinga has set up.

After persuading a local landowner to donate land for new homes, Gawad Kalinga taught new inhabitants how to produce organic fertiliser for farming this new land.

A Muslim family stand outside the house built under the Gawad Kalinga "Highway of Peace" initiative.

Dylan Wilk sent this photograph of houses built in the conflict zone of Mindanao by Muslim rebel forces and government troops working together.





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