The area Eastern Samar covers a total of 4,661 square kilometers occupying the eastern section of Samar Island in the Eastern Visayas region. The province is bordered to the north by Northern Samar, west by Samar, east the Philippines Sea and to the south lies the Leyte Gulf.
Eastern Samar suffers heavily from powerful typhoons because it faces the Philippine Sea of the Pacific Ocean.
Eastern Samar has one Capital Borongan City population 70,000 and twenty-two Municipalities total population 397,000. Impact Nations Australia has been working in the area for a few years and have distributed some 300-400 filters in Borongan, Oras and neighboring villages.
In February 2018 we visited the Mayors of Borongan and Oras and have been working very closely with their offices. Training at the schools is completed with the relevant head teachers and these are followed up by the Pastors attached to the areas. We also distribute the Sawyer Water filters in the Villages [Barangays] and work closely with the Captains [leaders] of these villages, where some of these areas are remote and the only means of travel is by boat up the river.