End Poverty, Permanently


We only invest in long term strategies that will move communities out of poverty, permanently!

Here for the Long Haul


We are committed, focused and here for the long haul.  Nothing is too hard. Change is easy and rewarding.

100% Investment


We pay for ourselves and our running costs.  100% of your donation is invested in the communities.

Farming Initiatives


Creating business opportunities and providing support to local farmers, the Mayon Farmers Association was born.

Irrigation for Crops


Providing water on the mountain has already increased production.  Now more than 72 families have a secure water source.

Community Health Centre


You take beds, chairs and toilets for granted when you visit your health professional, these have recently been added to the Health Centre!

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The teachers were struggling to educate over 300 children without textbooks and there were only two books in the library. In addition there were no sporting facilities, buildings were in disrepair, there was no water, no power and only two working toilets...

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Community Banking


Introducing Bank accounts to yrs 5 & 6, based on attendance and behaviour at school, each student was given a bank account with 100 pesos (approximately $2.30).

We plan to extend the banking program to parents.

Environmental Initiatives


Pride in their community has been re-ignited with a clean up Barangay Sua Day.  Now rubbish dumping happens as it is meant to - in designated bins!

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About us...

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.

Where do we contribute...

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.