The municipality of Kananga was left largely devastated by Super Typhoon Yolanda.
A town dependent on agriculture, farming and sustainable crops, these vital industries suffered extensive damage.
The public market also sustained significant damage. These losses proved especially difficult for local market vendors, who found themselves both without crops to sell, or a space in which to sell them.
Yet repairs that followed would help restore confidence. “We only just moved in to our newly repaired market,” explains local resident Randy Salidaga. “This happened in late April.”
Repairs included the installation of a new roof and ceilings, along with doors and windows that were blown away, victim to the typhoon’s gale-force winds.
Although not yet fully operational, the repaired market space is now much wider, and with more accommodations for vendors and patrons alike. “From 12 stalls, we now have 24 stalls in the meat section,” Randy says, proudly. “Our customers like our new market because they can move around freely, compared to what we had before.”