Sitio Nava in Candoni, Negros Occidental, Philippines is the remotest community in Negros Occidental Philippines. The community are the underpriviledged in terms of programs and support due to its location.
During our first visit, we interviewed the residents and identified areas that needed much help:
1. Road infrastructure - the 10km road from the nearest organized community leading to Sitio Nava classified as muddy and almost impassable during rainy seasons.
2. Health Center and Health care - there are no professional health workers (doctor/ nurse/ midwife) stationed in Sitio Nava. Due to undeveloped road ways which makes the village almost inaccessible, the local health workers visit the place twice a year.
3. Potable water supply - people depend only in the dug well.
4. Teachers (education) - There are two regular teachers and 1 contractual teacher from Kinder to Grade 6.
5. Sustainable livelihood - source of income of the community are mostly from hard sugarcane farm labor.
6. Deforestation - due to logging business way back 50 - 30 years ago. The once a forest landscape now almost cogonal one.
Our team is planning to provide more support for this community. Although some of their problems are almost impossible for us to solve/address but at least we can help from even in a little one.
Our programs are focused on children's education and sustainable living. Your support will give a greater impact for them.