Ten babies are not crying anymore for lack of milk; on the contrary, they are now enjoying free infant formula milk in Tapulanga Foundation's Infant Feeding Program. Aimee, Ian, Kirby, Sofia, Nicole, Aywin, Adie, Sheila and Kristel are looking healthy and happy ... these kids have ages ranging from 4 months old to almost 2 years. Some of them will be "graduating" from the program once they turn 2 years old.
We are now going on our 3rd year on this program and have helped 30 babies (including the present) have a better future by providing their first and most important 2 years with a good foundation in body and mind thru milk.
We require mothers to breastfeed for the first 4 months and many of them continue to breastfeed for a whole year but since they are back working in the farm, they breastfeed only when they are not working and they provide infant formula milk to their babies already thru the help of the foundation's program.
Please visit our website and click on Donate if you want to know more about how to help this program.
Saturday, July 31, 2010
The micro-credit program of the Tapulanga Foundation is helping women / mothers with capital for their businesses such as a bakery, livestock slaughtering, cellphone loading, AVON and Natasha products and frozen food dealerships.
At 1% a month interest rate with zero collateral, loans range from as low as Php2,000 to Php10,000 payable from 1 - 10 months, depending on the business.
There are pending applications for the following businesses: capital for a mini-store (sari-sari store), extension of piggery business, and dried fish business.
The foundation is looking for donors for this program. You will not only help a person but an entire family because you will be providing livelihood for these mothers.
Ten high school scholars are assigned to work with Sir Matthew Ledesma in the vegetable garden in school. Their task is to be able to grow and supply the vegetables needed for the lunch meal program. They have planted for now the following: alogbati, okra, squash, malunggay and papaya. Thanks to Lonoy Agricultural Corporation for supplying the garden with compost and rice husk. Thanks to Tinihaban Agricultural Corporation for supplying the garden with bamboo and labor/tractor to cultivate the soil in the beginning.