The Philippines Foundation's Learning Boats will provide 1,000 fisherfolk of Leyte's Fourth District with a turnkey livelihood project. We'll be providing a fiberglass motorized boats which will last 20 years!
LEARNING BOATS ISN'T JUST A BOAT! It’s food. It’s an education. It’s a economic empowerment.. but even more, IT'S ALSO A CLASSROOM
How it Works: After the morning catch, fishermen dock their boats where teachers and volunteers use the boats as teaching aids, creating an outdoor learning center.
This program aims to engage parents in financial and entrepreneurial education, so that they may become self-sufficient and support their children to and through high school, at a minimum.
By helping rebuild lives and recover livelihoods, we can create stable futures and sustainable communities.
One boat can help fisherfolk generate $2,401.70 in one year AND with our conditional asset transfer program, You also ensure a kid STAYS IN SCHOOL!
Tens of thousands of men and women in the Philippines lost their livelihoods to Typhoon Haiyan in 2013. Many of them are still in desperate need. The storm was 1.9x stronger than Katrina and 2.9x stronger than Sandy.
- Haiyan - 235 mph
- Katrina - 125 mph
- Sandy - 80 mph
How bad was the damage?
- 11.2 Million people affected
- 4.1 Million people displaced
- Nearly 6,000 deaths
- 580,000 homes totally destroyed
The greatest damage were to fishermen and farmers who are still trying to recover TWO YEARS LATER. With your help, that can soon change.
TPF creates community-rebuilding programs to empower and educate disadvantaged women and children in the Philippines. Currently, we have programs in Manila, Leyte, and Olongapo where we provide education, medical, and jobs skills training to families.
We advance our mission through a triple bottom line approach leveraging innovative and interdisciplinary tools and methods. We implement impact investing, mobile finance, and gamification of philanthropy to empower communities we serve.