Caritas Manila distributes P20M in GCs to urban poor

Caritas Manila distributes P20M in GCs to urban poor

By CBCP News

May 18, 2021

Manila, Philippines

A Catholic social action agency will give another round of gift certificates to Manila’s poor amidst the prevailing community quarantine.

Caritas Manila this time targets to distribute at least 20 million worth of GCs to poor families in the archdiocese.

According to Radio Veritas, each is worth P1,000 that a family can use to buy groceries.

To date, the archdiocese’s social action arm has already distributed P10 million worth of cash vouchers to around 10,000 families in two weeks time.

Aside from this, it also distributed vegetables to needy communities from the P5 million donation of Ficco Foundation.

In 2020, Caritas Manila, with the help of the private sector, provided P1.3 billion worth of GCs to poor residents in Metro Manila and nearby dioceses.

The agency will also give away cash vouchers to those who lost their jobs due to the pandemic in the coming days.

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