Women in Banaba face a lot of challenges. Many are forced to live on riverbanks in informal settlements. Banaba is in a flood plane, and the yearly floods regularly wash their houses away. But despite the challenges they face, Banaba's women are working together for a better future. At the heart of a local people's organisation Buklod Tao there is a group of women - the mothers of Buklod Tao. They do all they can to look after their community by running urban gardening, livelihoods, and more.
In Banaba, thousands of families can't afford safe housing. They live on riverbanks in flimsy shacks surviving on $2 a day. Most informal settlers do not have land rights, and they are marginalised. Jobs are hard to come by, and without community support many families simply could not survive. No one in the government is fighting for Banaba's most vulnerable, so the mothers of Buklod Tao decided to fight for their communities themselves.
The mothers of Buklod Tao do everything they can to help the community's most vulnerable members. During floods, they work on rescue teams, cook for families who have lost their homes, and provide psychosocial support for evacuees. They also work daily running sustainable livelihoods programmes, supporting youth empowerment programme, and participating in environmental activism. Your donations will keep their initiatives growing and allow them to involve more women in these projects!
By allowing the mother's of Buklod Tao to involve more women in its programmes, this programme will help create a strong, vibrant community for the next generation!