A new start after Super Typhoon Odette

Roslyn is a young mother living in the island barangay of Jagoliao in Getafe, Bohol. Their house was among those destroyed by super typhoon Odette. She now lives in her mother's house together with her husband and 9-month-old daughter, Princess.

Type: Story

Roslyn is a young mother living in the island barangay of Jagoliao in Getafe, Bohol. Their house was among those destroyed by super typhoon Odette. She now lives in her mother's house together with her husband and 9-month-old daughter, Princess.

When Super Typhoon Odette arrived, Roslyn’s family had already evacuated to a school nearby. However, the sea started to swell, prompting them to move to a safer place. Residents feared getting injured as debris like wooden planks and galvanized iron sheets were blown away by the strong winds. “I wrapped [my daughter] Princess in two towels to protect her from the cold. After the typhoon, she had a fever that lasted three days,” shared Roslyn as she recounted their experience that night.

Roslyn’s husband catches seafood for a living, but residents say the amount of catch has been a bit low since Odette came. Because of this, families currently rely on donations to get by.

Supported by European Union Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) through the REACH consortium, Save the Children Philippines continues to respond to this emergency, bringing relief items such as hygiene kits and household kits to children and families in worst-affected areas like Getafe, Bohol. After a month since the typhoon hit, the organization has been able to reach 10,445 people including over 3,200 children.

“I'm grateful that you came here and provided these things, because our household items were swallowed up by the sea. This is a big help for us. I hope you can help even more people,” said Roslyn.

Like Roslyn’s family, the residents of the island barangay of Jagoliao in Getafe, Bohol are working on rebuilding their homes and look forward to a new start as the year begins.

More stories from our programs

HOPE Online

HOPE Online

Taal Volcano Eruption 2020

Taal Volcano Eruption 2020

Save the Children fears for the lives, safety of thousands of children from compounding threats of Mayon, Taal volcanoes

Save the Children fears for the lives, safety of thousands of children from compounding threats of Mayon, Taal volcanoes

Getting families back on their feet

Getting families back on their feet


About Save the Children Philippines

Save the Children Philippines has been working hard every day to give Filipino children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn, and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for and with children to positively transform their lives and the future we share.

DSWD License No.: DSWD-SB-L-00008-2024
Coverage: Regions I, II, III, IV-A, IV-MIMAROPA, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, CARAGA, CAR, and NCR
Period: February 16, 2024 – February 17, 2027

Follow and Connect with Us

Join the conversation.

Donate today!

+63-929-754-3066, +63-966-216-2368 and (+632) 8852-7283 (8852-SAVE)
supportercare.ph@savethechildren.org