Category Project SUCCESS

CRS Pioneers Community Clean-up through collaborative solid waste management and door-to-door waste collection in BASECO

By Jove L. Benosa, CRS Deputy Program Manager Unruly and cramped settlements, uncollected garbage in every corner, stray animals, crawling and flying insects feeding on mounds of mixed wastes.  Such scenario greets outsiders as they enter Brgy. Baseco (Barangay 649, Zone 68), a 54-hectare river delta found at the mouth of Pasig River and Manila […]

CRS organizes Solid Waste Management Skills Development Training for Partners

By Maria Christine Sia-Posas Advancing a key component of urban disaster risk reduction program, Catholic Relief Services/Philippines presented and discussed the proposed project framework for Solid Waste Management-based Sustainable Livelihood (SWM-SL) for urban poor as means for reducing solid waste accumulation in barangays in a hope to lower flood risks in Metro Manila. Aside from the […]

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 […]

CRS organizes Solid Waste Management Skills Training for Partners

story and photos by Maria Christine Sia-Posas.  Advancing a key component of urban disaster risk reduction program, CRS presented and discussed the proposed project framework for Solid Waste Management-based Sustainable Livelihood (SWM-SL) for urban poor as means for reducing solid waste accumulation in barangays in a hope to lower flood risks. Aiming to improve door-to-door […]

Empowering Women in Urban Philippines through Savings in Times of Crisis

Janet Bargo is one of the informal settlers in Metro Manila’s biggest slum areas, Baseco. She never learned how to save as her income are not even enough for their daily expenses. Most of the time, she borrowed money from loan sharks just to make ends meet. Little did she know that when she decided […]

CRS conducts Financial Literacy Training for Partners

story and photos by Christine Sia-Posas, SUCCESS Project Officer.  CRS’ project SUCCESS (Strengthening Urban Communities’ Capacity to Endure Severe Shocks), funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), provided a “Training of Trainers” workshop on financial literacy to four diocesan partners namely Caritas Manila, Diocesan Social Action Center Antipolo, Caritas Kalookan, and Diocesan Social […]

Six Field Agents Certified as SILC Private Service Providers

story and photos by Elvie Anipew, SUCCESS Project Officer/CRS. On May 17, 2016, six field agents for Savings and Internal Lending Communities (SILC) in BASECO, Manila received a certificate as private service providers (PSP). The newly-certified PSPs will continue the work they began with SILC groups that formed independent of CRS support. The certification process […]