For the farmers in Sitio Upper Latap, to be given piglets to raise means more than livelihood assistance; it means the hope of improving their economic situation. Providing development programs and services to marginalized and isolated communities in the city, the Ateneo Center for Community Extension Services (CCES), through its Farm Animal Dispersal Project (FAD), turned over a total of 9 piglets to the local farmers in Sitio Upper Latap, Barangay Limpapa to form part of the livelihood assistance to the farmers.
The dispersal took place on two occasions: three piglets to three farmers on January 8, 2019, and 6 more on February 16, 2019. A total of 9 farmers benefited from the assistance. The turn over was held at Pigsolubukan Meeting Center, Sitio Upper Latap.
Present to witness the proceedings were members of the Latap Farmers Organization and the local-based Indigenous Peoples Organization (IPO) President. “Nagpapasalamat ako sa Ateneo-CCES sa mga proyekto nila dito sa aming komunidad. Ang Farm Animal Dispersal Project ay malaking tulong sa aming mga walang kakayahan na makabili ng hayop,” expresses one of the farmer-beneficiaries of the program.The FAD Project is made possible thru the Partnership for Economic and Cultural Enhancement of Peoples’ Action Towards Harmony & Self-Determination (PEACEPATHS) Program of the CCES in partnership with Assisi Development Foundation Inc. Photos from the Center for Community Extension Services