Men pull on a rope to guide a coconut tree that is being felled on Jinamoc Island, part of the municipality of Basey in the Philippines province of Samar that was hit hard by Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013. The storm was known locally as Yolanda. The felled tree will be cut into lumber for the construction of temporary houses. The ACT Alliance has been providing a variety of forms of assistance to survivors here, including a cash for work program that pays local residents to saw up downed and damaged coconut trees to provide lumber for shelter construction. Coordinated by the National Council of Churches in the Philippines, the recovery program includes shelter construction, livelihood generation, reforestation, and assistance to women's and farmers' groups. Finn Church Aid will assist with school construction, and Norwegian Church Aid will help residents build permanent comfort rooms (toilets).