“Land is life.” – INDIGENOUS WORLD VIEW
The Philippine environment contains a vast amount of wealth in natural resources that could sustain the lives of the entire population of the Philippines. Sadly, the Philippines is plagued by extreme poverty because of the lack of government prioritization in investing in its most vulnerable communities and people rather than foreign investments and corporate profit.
Salupongan International is dedicated to ending poverty by empowering marginalized communities through community social development projects that foster capacity building, community leadership, environmental accountability and self-determination. We currently are engaged in building potable water systems and sustainable agricultural farms. We are working towards building the capacity of programs that sustain livelihood and food security long term to increase the quality and dignity of life in the communities we serve.
Water System Project
SI is proud to partner with the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (Nafcon USA), Kalikasan People's Network for the Environment and Balsa SMR to set up potable water systems in Talaingod, Davao Del Norte that will directly serve and benefit 1000 Manobo villagers from two barangays and 100 students and faculty members from the Salupongan Ta Tanu Community Learning Centers. We have successfully implemented our first water system in Sitio Dulyan, Barangay Palma Gil, Talaingod, Davao Del Norte!
Seeds For Life Project
A simple way to help the environment and its people is to plant a seed, support reforestation, school nurseries and community farms. This is our humble way of countering the negative affects of extractive industries that plunder the natural environment such as large scale mining and logging. We have seen the land stripped of essential resources, leaving the soil unstable and more vulnerable to landslides and flooding caused by climate change. Let us work together towards the regrowth of the natural environment and ecological justice.
A donation of $10 can help a (STTICLC or MISFI Academy) school community plant one square mile of sustainable agriculture. Donations received will go towards agriculture education, seeds and farming tools to help restore depleted land and feed indigenous communities. Celebrate our earth right now by giving and planting seeds for life.