Group raising fund to assist foundation

THE JUNIOR Chamber Industry (JCI) Davao is raising funds to buy fertilizer for the beneficiaries of its socio-economic empowerment for development (Seed) program.

Francis Joseph T. de Guzman, president of JCI Davao, said yesterday in Wednesday’s @ Habi at Kape that they needed to buy 12 bags of 14-14-14 fertilizers to cover the need of their chosen community until the end of the year.

This year, the chamber’s beneficiary of the SEED program is Child Hope Field of Dreams Children’s Charity Foundation in Mintal, a privately-owned orphanage that currently housed 30 orphans between five to 18 years old.

“This is to provide long-term sustainable solutions to our beneficiary,” de Guzman said.

De Guzman said the residents and staff of the orphanage were toured in a cacao farm to provide them information on the best practices in cacao management. Cacao seedlings and farm tools were also turned over to the beneficiary.

In a statement of JCI Davao, “the primary intention of the program is to raise the productivity of the orphanage’s cacao trees. The income from which, under the best conditions, is projected to cover almost all of their operating expenses.”

“This will enable the orphanage to be financially independent from dole-outs and donations,” added the statement of JCI Davao.

The chamber is also working with Jesuit Volunteers Philippines alumni to organize learning sessions, medical mission and providing of schools supplies to the Child Hope Field of Dreams Children’s Charity Foundation.

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