With the growing population of more than 100 million, the Philippines has 26.3% Filipinos living below the poverty line and are mostly residing in rural areas. Farmers and fisherfolk continue to be among the lowest paid workers in the country, making it extremely difficult to support their own families. Poverty remains to be one of the root causes of all child well-being issues.
According to research, “In the Philippines, a boat for a fisherman is what a carabao is for a farmer – a beast of burden, a source of income, a ride home. Fisheries provide livelihood to about one million Filipinos or about 5% of the country’s labor force.” With more than 40% of our small-scale fishers living below the poverty line, it is imperative that long-term, climate-smart solutions be introduced to boost their capacity.
With your help, we can bring hope and provide motorized boats to vulnerable coastal communities.
WHERE YOUR MONEY GOES
At World Vision, stewardship is an integral part of everything we do. In rare cases where donations exceed what is needed, or where local conditions prevent program implementation, World Vision will redirect funds to similar activities to help children and families in need.