Philippines

Helen Clark on Match Against Poverty


Helen Clark promotes “Match Against Poverty“. The 11th Match Against Poverty will take place on 4 March 2014 in Bern, Switzerland, to help recovery efforts in the Philippines. Ronaldo and Zinédine Zidane will lead their team of internationally renowned football players for a friendly match.

Match against poverty can really help the Philippines get communities restored again. There’s been so much debris left behind. The UNDP short term work schemes put people to work clearing up sorting out which is the debris can be reused for building or other purposes and giving the community’s a fresh start as well as put some money in people’s pockets. That’s pretty important starring the local markets and shops again and getting economic activity.

The money raised from this event will be used for the UNDP’s Cash-for-Work scheme in the Philippines. The projects creates hundreds of thousands of temporary jobs in the most devastating areas and remove debris and rebuild the communities back to normal.

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