The project will build 6 mini dams in Bohol to catch water from the mountains and channel to drought-stricken farmlands of 100 poor rice farmers. This adds one cropping season and doubles their income
Extreme weather changes have prolonged the dry season in the Philippines, and on the island of Bohol poor farmers are struggling in the face of drought. Without irrigation, their rice lands will remain parched and their families will face starvation.
With your help, we can build 6 indigenous mini dams to help 100 poor farmers adapt to the changing climate. We will also teach them to conserve water and the forest around their farmlands so they can have better irrigation and better harvest.
PBSP helps the poor become self-reliant. By building the mini dams for irrigation, farmers will improve their harvest and income while learning to be responsible for the natural resources around them. They can better provide for their children.
The project will:
1)Improve the resiliency of 100 farmers and their families in 2 poorest towns in Bohol to adapt to climate change-related problems such as drought;
2)Rehabilitate the forests in the area;and
3) Rise out of poverty
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
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