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. We also connect skilled workers in the community to Ayala businesses for potential engagement.

 

Year started

2012

 

Program partners

Municipal government of Calauan

Salesians of Don Bosco

Ayala group of companies, particularly Ayala Corporation and Ayala Land’s Makati Development Corporation

Pivate partners such as EO Philippines and CLSA

 

2019 program site

Calauan, Laguna

 

2019 quick stats

Farm enterprise now the duly registered independent cooperative Inang Kalikasan Agriculture Cooperative

PhP6.5 million farm income, doubled from PhP3.7 million in 2018

35 farmers engaged