UBan Co Projects

Bohol Rehabilitation and Rebuilding Project (BRRP)

Partner Community: Conferenza Episcopale Italiana, Social Action Center - Diocese of Tagbilaran, LGU

Conferenza Episcopale Italiana has afforded the Diocese of Tagbilaran the support to implement the Bohol Rehabilitation and Rebuilding Project (BRRP). The project is a response to the earthquake that struck Bohol on October 15, 2013, as well as the subsequent calamities. The implementation is a collaboration of the Diocese of Tagbilaran with the different academic institutions,

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Sandingan Organic Chicken and Swine Production and Women Empowerment Project (SOCS-PWE) - Sandingan Island, Loon, Bohol

Partner Community : Barangay Sandingan,Loon,Bohol, Kilusang Kaunlaran Para sa Isla Sandingan (KKIS), Australian Embassy

The SOCS-PWE Project intends to improve the socio-economic conditions of target families in the island of Sandingan in the municipality of Loon, Bohol. The island’s population depends mainly on fishing and marginal agriculture as the source of income. The limited sources of livelihood and employment opportunities drive a big portion of the population below the poverty line. The initiative provided for alternative livelihood opportunities to the beneficiaries by implementing the backyard production of organic swine and chicken.

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Sawali-Making Project - Maitum, Catigbian, Bohol

Partner Community: MACFA, Barangay Maitum, PACAP, Bohol Chamber of Commerce, Incorporated and UBCDFI

Sawali-Making is a local livelihood recovery project of Catigbian, Bohol which was affected by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake last October 15, 2014, by supporting and enhancing the small scale bamboo-based production in the community. In Maitum, Catigbian the residents had been producing woven spilt mats (sawali) to earn extra income in addition to farming. Although there has been an increased demand for sawali in the reconstruction of many houses and school edifices in the areas distressed by the earthquake, their lack of capital and knowledge to maximize the economic benefits from such demand were constraints in scaling up the industry.

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UB-Sweat Equity and Empowerment of the Disabled (UB-SEED) Project Habitat, Tangnan, Panglao, Bohol Oct. 2008 - present

Partner Community : Bohol Federation of Disabled Persons, Inc. (BFDPI) and Habitat for Humanity Philippines - Bohol

Habitat for Humanity Philippines has a housing project in Tangnan, Panglao, Bohol, Philippines for the members of the Bohol Federation of Disabled Persons, Inc. (BFDPI). Habitat for Humanity requires sweat equity from its beneficiaries. Since most of the recipients are visually impaired, they arranged with the University to provide the sweat equity in their behalf.

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