- We will only invest in long term strategies that will take communities out of poverty permanently
- We are focused, and we are here for as long as it takes
- 100% of your donation is invested in the community
The Muravah Foundation was initially established in the slums in Manilla, Philippines to give opportunity to under-privileged kids to complete a university degree. Core to our philosophy is that we support ALL the children in each family. This complete family then has a chance in the future to move out of poverty permanently.
This philosophy has grown to include the adoption of whole communities, by investing in education, health, environment, improved farming methods, irrigation and interest free small business loans. We've established a community based farmers association (Mayon Farmer's Association) and introduced banking.
We are now currently operating in Barangay's (farming communities) surrounding Mt Mayon, Albay, Bicol Region.
Many of the people living in the slums have come from the farming communities in the provinces. We believe that by creating long term profitable enterprises in their communities we will attract them back to the provinces and reduce the numbers in the city slums.
A meeting of the Mayon Farmer's Association and a rice crop planted using the SRI method at the foot of Mt Mayon, an active volcano in Bicol region, Philippines.