Monday, July 28, 2014

Typhoon Rammasun

Typhoon Rammasan made landfall in the Philippines on July 15, plowing its way across the island of Luzon, where many of Elevita's artisans are located.  10 days after the disaster, Elevita entrepreneur Florita Escandor was finally able to send an image of Elevita's capiz workshop:

As devastating as the photo may appear, miraculously, the expensive capiz firing oven was undamaged, and the artisans have been working quickly to rebuild and fill orders.

Sadly, the home of Rosalia Doloires, one of Elevita's placemat weavers, was completely destroyed.  

The home was a makeshift dwelling hastily constructed by Rosalia's family after escaping the destruction from Typhoon Haiyan in 2013.  Thankfully, everyone in the family is safe, and they have started once more to rebuild their lives.

Florita also reports that nativity artisan Jonalyn Hubilla received damage to her roof, and that angel artisan Nina Mena's home was apparently destroyed.  Elevita is grateful to all those who continue to support the efforts of these underprivileged families by purchasing their products on  

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