Livelihood

 

Our goal

 

28 out of 100 Filipinos are currently living below the poverty line and majority of the poor are in rural areas. Farmers and fisher folk remain the lowest paid workers in the country, making it extremely difficult for them to support their families.

 

To help the poorest of the poor families in the Philippines to meet their needs, holistic and effective economic development programs are essential. The entrepreneurial poor needs resources and technical support to have access to food, education, health care.

 

World Vision offers the necessary training and tools for families to provide the basic needs of their children.

 

 

In 2015, World Vision engaged 114,121 Filipino families in various economic devlopment initiatives.

 

  

 

How do we enable families to support themselves?

 

 

Livelihood for every family in a community means increase income that translates to food, education, health care, and asset creation.

 

Our work includes increasing the capacities of families so that they can support the basic needs of their children in the long term.

 

 

 

We help increase productivity on agri-fishery by promoting natural farming

  

 

We invest in the economic resilience of parents and caregivers by providing financial trainings

  

 

We support increased engagement of producers to markets, service providers and relevant stakeholders

   

We build sustainable livelihoods

 

 

  • Community Managed Savings and Credit Association (CoMSCA) builds the economic resilience and financial literacy of households through the mobilization of self-help mechanisms on savings and credit services.
     
  • Natural Farming System promotes increase in farm productivity by being anchored on natural ways to care for the soil and crops.
     
  • Local Value Chain Development links farmers and producers to markets by closely collaborating with market players supporting enterprises and industries.

 

 

 

 

 

Read stories from the communities

 

 
A thirsty community in Bukidnon

For many generations in Butong, residents make do with only two sources of water through the spring. They never had water faucets at home. » Read more

Drought-affected Antiqueno farmers hope for rainA Hamtic native shares that he has never experienced the kind of drought the El Niño has caused in his 20 years of farming. » Read more

Diversified livelihoods in times of El NiñoIn a Sarangani village in Central Mindanao, farmers suffer from the lingering dry spell caused by El Niño, an extreme warming weather phenomenon currently affecting the Philippines. » Read more

Jonathan's afternoon walk

Jonathan's family knows that they will thrive. World Vision supports his education and the family was blessed with goats that they can use for their own livestock business. » Read more

 
Mangrove trees rehabilitate fishing community

A fishing community in Leyte faced economic difficulty when their main livelihood was affected by a man-made cause. » Read more