The Taal volcano is one of the Philippines' most active volcanoes and recently, it has been spewing lava, triggering earthquakes and sending out large quantities of ash that have spread across the island of Luzon and beyond. Fears remain that a bigger and hazardous eruption could be imminent.
The ICMIF Asia and Oceania is reporting that the situation has affected an important number of families in the area who are members of cooperatives and mutuals.
Mutual CARD MRI, with more than two million of their member-clients either directly or indirectly affected, is spearheading a donation drive for those who want to extend help to people affected, as well as their initial relief operations. They have immediately shown solidarity with local communities and members by prioritising the preparations of emergency provisions for their member-policyholders including food essentials such as bags of rice which have been distributed to communities affected by the volcano.