Feed the Children has worked in the Philippines since 1984. We currently implement our Child-Focused Community Development (CFCD) approach to meet immediate and long-term needs of children, their families and communities. We reach more than 283,000 individuals throughout 38 communities with our food and nutrition, health and water, education, and livelihood activities. This includes working in both rural and urban communities and making sure families have everything they need to raise healthy children.
In the Philippines, FEED is working to improve the nutritional status of young children; promote access to education through various forms of educational support; encourage healthy behaviors by providing training on water, sanitation and hygiene; and empower families and communities to overcome poverty and become self-sustaining. One way we do this is through child-managed savings groups. Like our Village Savings and Loan (VSL) groups for adults, child-managed savings groups are community-led and community-funded savings groups for children but without the ability to take loans. By saving small amounts of money each week, children learn important skills in financial management and slowly see their individual and group savings grow. At the end of the annual cycle, children receive their savings which they often use to pay school fees, buy new school uniforms, or share with their families to invest in their households. Would you consider partnering with FEED to continue this important work? Your support enables us to continue implementing livelihoods activities like child-managed savings groups.