We fight inequality

Marie Claire Labtik collects shells to make jewellery, five months after Typhoon Haiyan in Pooc, Bantayan (Photo: Tessa Bunney)

We work with partner organizations and alongside vulnerable women and men to end the injustices that cause poverty. We do this by pushing for the effective implementation of policies, and promoting practices that will empower the poorest and most vulnerable communities. 

Our geographical focus is Mindanao, because it is home to the poorest Filipinos. Together with our partners, we implement poverty-reducing projects that enable people to rebuild their lives, livelihoods, and communities.

Our Women’s Economic Leadership (WEL) program aims to build women’s negotiating power in two inter-related aspects of their lives: in their own households and in economic markets which they engage to sell their produce and/or services. As we support women pursue livelihood opportunities we also help build their confidence in their abilities to improve their lives, and their right to be heard and valued.