28 Apr 2016 Projects

Project Report: Villa Caneja

Barangay Villa Caneja is a village in the Municipality of Naval in the small island Province of Biliran. It was named in honor of the Caneja Family which owned most of the lands in the area. According to the 2010 Census, the population was 854. 

Hidden behind the Tamburok Volcano, the small but vibrant community is the planned site of the National Housing Authority (NHA) for the construction of 1,156 houses for victims of one of the most intense tropical cyclones in history - Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda). During the rainy season, approximately 5 months in a year, residents of Villa Caneja cannot drink water from their water source (pls. mention the name or type of the water source) which is 2 kilometers away from the village center.


The primary goal of this project is to provide an alternative water source for the community, one that is more geographically convenient to the residents. 

A secondary goal is to improve the independence and assertiveness of the water association members through a Community Development Program. It is our hope that through active participation, the people will feel empowered to tackle further problems and programs with their own initiative.


The project was completed successfully on August 31, 2016. See below for output / beneficiaries statistics:

Date Started April 28, 2016
Date Completed August 31, 2016
Total Beneficiaries 178 households
Output (liters/day) 38,331
Status Completed