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About the program:

Southville 7 in Calauan, Laguna, is a 107 hectare relocation site for families displaced by Typhoon Ondoy and the Pasig River rehabilitation. Owned by the National Housing Authority, the property is home to roughly 4,500 families. Together with our partners, we are implementing sustainable livelihood projects (through employment or enterprise) for families in the area. One such project is the MDC Greens project, which grows ornamental plants.

 

Year started:

2012

 

Program sites:

Calauan, Laguna

 

Program partners:

Municipal government of Calauan

Salesians of Don Bosco

Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart

Ayala group of companies

 

Quick stats*:

4 hectares farming area for MDC Greens

20 farmers initially included in MDC Greens project

137% increase in average monthly income of participating farmers

*as of 2016