Typhoon survivors in Tacloban are starting to play a role in the cleanup process in an incentive based 'cash for work' program.
Locals are paid about 11 US dollars per day to help clear debris... they use the money to buy food and supplies. So far, the program seems to be working.
Aid and relief has been flowing into the region at a steady pace.
But nearly two weeks after the deadly typhoon flattened the region volunteers say the extent of the damage and devastation is still overwhelming.
Board by board, residents here do their best to carry on. The death toll stands now at more than 5,000.