Build a Livelihood Program for the Farmers of Makilala North Cotabato

Biangan, Makilala, North Cotabato

Livelihood, Farming

Barangay Biangan in Makilala, North Cotabato is one of the poorest communities in the Philippines where more than 60% of its population is reported to be below poverty line by the Community Base Monitoring Survey in 2017. They have encountered a series of manmade and natural calamities in the past 2-3 years including wars, landslides, and earthquakes.

In 2020, the onslaught of the Covid-19 pandemic did not make it easier for the 300 families located here to recover from the destruction these have brought to their homes and properties.

Barangay Biangan holds a lot of potential for agriculture, as they currently are able to plant flowers, some vegetables, fruits, and cacao. They are also able to do rubber farming. The Biangan Coop of farmers, together with their local leaders, aim to help the community recover by building a livelihood program within the barangay, focused on developing their existing skills and resources for farming and agriculture. However, they lack the capital in order to scale, and need help in raising funds in order to purchase the following materials:
1. Fertilizer & chemicals
2. Animal Feeds for Hogs and Chicken
3. Rice

These will be very helpful for not only the residents of Barangay Biangan. The coop sees this as an opportunity to also be able to help their neighboring barangays once they have established their livelihood program.

In this part of the country, resilicency and solidarity is indeed very much alive.

GK Biangan Farmers Agriculture Cooperative is a group of farmers in Barangay Biangan, Makilala, North Cotabato. As shown in the CBMS - Community Based Monitoring Survey in 2017, this barangay is the poorest barangay in the Municipality of Makilala. The prevalent source of income of the inhabitants is farming for rubber, banana, flowers, and vegetables.

Biangan Farmers Agriculture Cooperative was established in 2018 together with the local government of Makilala, BLGU Biangan, Multi-sector, and Gawad Kalinga. The coop started with a buy and sell operation of whole nuts such as coconut. But due to a massive earthquake that happened in 2019 and the rise of the pandemic, the operation stopped due to the lack of financial resources.

To continue their business operations, the Board of Directors of the coop and members decided to change their business from buying coconuts to establishing a sari-sari store selling basic commodities like, fertilizer, chemicals for farming, and animal feeds at a reasonable price. The coop members and the community will surely benefit from this project wherein their goal is to build a win-win solution for both members and villagers.

Through Barangay Walang Iwanan's fundraising portal, the cooperative was able to raise sufficient resources to start their small sari-sari store amounting to PHP100, 000, which they started last July 2020. At the start of their operation, their gross sale amounted to PHP 20,000 monthly. In the present financial report, the store's gross sales reached as high as PHP 100,000 monthly.

The Chairwoman and the cooperative members of Barangay Biangan in Makilala, North Cotabato are deeply thankful to the donors in Barangay Walang Iwanan for giving them a chance to able to rise again from the poverty caused by the earthquake and pandemic. Because of their generosity, the cooperative helped more people because they sell their products at affordable prices, and the residents can save more money because they don’t need to spend a lot for their transportation to buy their necessities. After all, the store has it already.

When an act of kindness multiplies, it helps more people. Everyone can help, no matter how small or big. As long as it comes from the heart, we can persuade more people to help. Financial scarcity is not an obstacle to helping those who are in need.
Tags: livelihood Program
Project Details:

A livelihood program that will enable to support the Farmers in North Cotabato.

Total Cost: Php 100,000.00

Donation Code: LivelihoodMakilala

Methods of Giving:
PHP 100,000.00 PHP 100,000.00

How to donate via Bank Transfer:
Donation Code: LivelihoodMakilala

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Bank of the Philippines - Edsa Greenhills

Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation, Inc.

3101 0977 56

3104 0162 34
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