Peri-Urban Program

Peri-Urban Development Program


This program aims to help alleviate the condition of the life of the marginalized people and communities living outside formal urban boundaries.

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  1. Develop economically-viable, environmental-friendly and community-based vegetable production or organic farming;
  2. Promote ecological sanitation systems;
  3. Integrate urban and peri-urban food production and ecological sanitation systems into community planning by using participatory, asset-based approaches;
  4. Promote the use of herbal medicines and;
  5. Establish health centers that promotes and processes medicines from herbs.


BIG UP (Bio-Intensive Gardening for the Urban Poor)

Peri-Urban Development 8 Established sustainable agriculture and farm programs, through communal vegetable gardens, including vermin-culture production, chicken, goat, swine production and water system; organized three (3) functional self-help groups benefitting 104 households in Montalban, Rodriguez Rizal; Tandang Sora, Quezon City and San Jose, Del Monte, Bulacan.


Peri-Urban Development 4Wholistic Medicine The partnership with the Kabalikat Botika Binhi, Inc., has provided access for affordable medicines to communities outside of Metro Manila, benefitting 159,045 individuals in forty (40) communities, within 65 barangays in eight (8) provinces. The details are as follows:



Children’s Concerns

Peri-Urban Development 5 Peri-Urban Development 7 Peri-Urban Development 2 Peri-Urban Development 6 Supported programs for children in difficult and vulnerable situation:

  • Fellowship for Organizing Endeavors, Inc. (FORGE, Inc.) Project Rescue (rescued sexually-exploited children under eighteen years old) provided scholarships for secondary education.
  • FORGE’s ALTER Program (Alternative Livelihood Program) established a Teen Dreamer’s Home, which sheltered 7 children rescued from prostitution in Cebu, Mandaue and Lapu Lapu City. The 7 children underwent values formation and 75 children attended alternative learning classes for cooking, accessory-making and cosmetology; collaborated with 8 institutions/ organizations to market their products; 28 children were able to finish their courses.
  • Kariton Klasrum Klinika Karinderia Project of the Dynamic Teen Company headed by CNN Hero for the Year 2009, Efren Penaflorida—some 200 children benefitted from the free rolling class sessions, free food, medicine and play area in Barangay San Bartolome, and Bagbag, Novaliches, Q.C.


Peri-Urban Development 3Micro-enterprise (Livelihood and Social Entrepreneurship) Provided micro-enterprise and livelihood opportunities for 60 beneficiaries of the Orthopedically Handicapped Victims Livelihood Association, Inc. (OHVLA, Inc.) through ice-cream on stick making and cart vending in Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas and Valenzuela area.