Lawndale Finance Company, Inc- Kasanib sa Pag-abot ng Pangarap, Inc. (LFCI-KPPI) (PHL-62)


Type: Health, Environment, Education - Country: Philippines

Brief description and main aims

Kasanib sa Pag-Abot ng Pangarap (Partner in Achieving Aspirations/Dreams) LFCI-KPPI, is an institution dedicated to promote entrepreneurship and work while caring for the people’s health, education, and the environment.

This institution has 9,341 members , 95% of them are women. Most of the members main sources of livelihood or income is farming, tricycle (motorized wagons) driving and Sari-Sari (small household) stores.

HERDS Inc. is a livelihood project, which we have developed, that empowers women of Nueva Ecija through product making, starting with rags. It also works to decrease unemployed  by providing training to deserving community members , which allows them to break-free from cycle of poverty.

 LFCI-KPPI's main aims are:

  • To help people have livelihood, become productive and generate additional income
  • To provide Scholarship assistance to deserving students/youth
  • To provide medical/health assistance
  • To foster ecological soundness through environmental rehabilitation
  • To provide capacity building to enhance income generating activities

Main Activities

The project's main activities include:
  • Community involvement such as conduct of Outreach Programs like Medical-optical Mission
  • Scholarship Program
  • Pangarap na Puno Programs
  • Clean Child/Healthy Child Programs
  • Gift Giving and Feeding Program to remote areas in Nueva Ecija.
 

Volunteer tasks

The volunteers will undergo orientation regarding the project’s purpose and process. They will be provided with proper guidance and ample work exposure in the livelihood production, marketing, creative ideas to enhance products, etc and will also be exposed to the trading of local products to target markets.
 
Volunteer's tasks include:
  • Involvement on HELEN’s Rags of Dreams, Inc. operations
  • Participate in all different outreach programs conducted by LFCI-KPPI.

Volunteer requirements / Skills

The volunteer should:
  • be at least 18 years old
  • be open-minded and willing to learn
  • know the value of teamwork
  • be able to handle cross cultural differences with respect and full understanding

Location

Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija

Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)

The volunteer will live with a host family. (expect to have a shared room with your host sister or brother or another volunteer)

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