Nuffnang invited us to visit GK Sunshineville. It is a village situated in Las Pinas.
This neighborhood came out as a result of some people’s good intention to uplift the lives of poor families all over the Philippines.
Gawad Kalinga is a foundation that started 1995 with the purpose of “advancing & upholding an integrated, holistic and sustainable community development program, especially in the depressed areas, addressing shelter, livelihood, education and health issues in the spirit of nation building, to strengthen the development and improvement of human and spiritual formation of couples and their children and to foster cooperation with others in the pursuit and realization of the objectives for which GK has been established.”
Take this neighborhood for example that the foundation is helping out. The people who are now living there used to live in the squatter’s area.
Because of this project, these people now can live comfortably in houses the foundation built. The houses are built for free, however, people have to pay for the lot (Php 500 per month).
Aside from providing them better shelter, the foundation with the help of some corporations, organized a livelihood program that provide additional income to residents in the community as well as sustaining their livelihood.
Do you want to see how many good people our country has? You can see a list of partners of Gawad Kalinga in helping the community.
You can also help the GK Sunshineville community by supporting and/or buying their products. Details can be found on my blog post re: Bayong ng Kabuyanan here.
Thanks again to Nuffnang & HSBC for inviting bloggers to this eye-opening event 🙂
You can see the rest of the pictures here.