TLDFI is helping IP communities build stronger and more resilient households by providing capacity building and strengthening the existing livelihood activities of its assisted communities especially those that are climate smart. TLDFI also supports abaca farming and planting of fruit bearing trees designed to provide long term income and at the same time reducing the impact of climate change. With most IP families struggling to make ends meet, it promotes the development of backyard gardens to provide readily available and nutritious foods to help address the problem on malnutrition among IP children and at the same time reduce their food expenses.
Today, to help the IP families developed their livelihood activities, TLDFI anchored livelihood program on its Self Help Approach (SHA) Promotion, where IP women were taught to save and used the same in addressing helping addressed the family’s needs and in developing or strengthening their sources of income. Read the story of Jovina Sun-oc from Sitio Botulitik, Barangay Lake Lahit, Lake Sebu who was able to realize her goals of building a house and expanding her vegetable farm and the story of Monom SHG on how they help their fellow women earn additional income for their families.