UBan Co Projects

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.

The project involved the wide involvement of the UB community. Project activity included clearing and cleaning of the site, construction, and painting of houses.

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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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