Monthly Archives: October 2016

Empowering Communities Through Livelihoods: The inspiring story of RAMS Native Chicken Raisers

Written by Aiko Jane Osa  In Eastern Samar, a women’s group called RAMS or Rizal, Alang-Alang, Sta. Margarita and Sta.Cruz has started their animal feeds retail business using the last cash tranche they have received. Catholic Relief Services (CRS), with funding from Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD), Catholic aid agency of England and Wales, […]

USAID, CRS install Howler Siren in Cainta, Rizal, Philippines

By Elvie Anipew A new howler siren in Barangay San Andres, Cainta, Rizal, Philippines is providing a big boost in strengthening the early warning system (EWS) of the community.  With funding from the United States Agency for International Development/Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA), the newly installed howler siren will benefit 47,200 individuals most of […]

When peanuts’ don’t cost peanuts anymore

Story by LinkSFarM team/CRS. Valderrama, a province in Antique, Western Visayas, Philippines, is a rice-peanut growing municipality and their farmers have long depended on traders who can finance their farm production and buy their harvests. But in 2005, this gradually changed when Catholic Relief Services (CRS) project of Linking Smallholder Farmers to Market or LinkSFarM […]