213 Valle Verde Terraces, Meralco Ave. cor. Gen.Segundo st., 1600 Pasig
Telefax: (0632) 633.7442. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
1. FARMER'S COOPERATIVE
Since we believe in the sustainability of the community, one of our
pending project is the formation of the Farmer's Cooperative. The
major source of livelihood is farming. The native farmers produce
crops such as corn, coffee, carrots, cabbage, lettuce and potatoes.
At present, under the auspices of the Department of Agriculture, several
hectares of land have been developed through experimentation of potato
farming of different varieties.
But because of lack of financing and technology in agricultural
farming including the onslaught of pests and harsh weather, most
of the farmers have harvested little of what they sowed over the
past years. Most of them, due to poverty, are forced to sell their
crops at a very low price locally to middlemen who could afford
to ply their trade in Basak, Malaybalay, and even in Cagayan de
Oro. Unfortunately, these buyers dictate the prices of the commodities
and most farmers could not afford to sell their goods outside the
region because of "kargadors" charge them as high as P1.50
What we need at present is:
+ partnership and support
+ office supplies, etc.
2. THE CARTWHEEL CREATIVE CENTER
Creative Center is located at Unit 213 Valle Verde Terraces, Meralco Avenue,
Pasig City. This serves as the Cartwheel office and support base for all
operations both in Manila and Mindanao. This also serves as a venue for
young professionals, men and women alike, to engage in activities called
"sabbaticals" that help nurture themselves and discover how
they can help nurture others. They are welcome to use the prayer room
and the library, or to watch inspiring films with their friends.
We try our best to match resources and needs and to enlarge our resource
base on talent, time and money in order to reach more children in need.
The Center opened in December 2000. It has organized sabbaticals for Cartwheel
friends and supporters on topics such as the Enneagram, Learning to Love
Yourself, Valentines for Singles, What is the Color of Your Aura, Cartwheel
Run for Health, and Visita Iglesia. The most regular activities
are the Every Thursday Coffee Night, where brainstorming is done for fundraising
activities, and First Friday Mass.
The Center needs friends who are interested
+ organizing or facilitating sabbaticals
+ recommending resource persons
+ donating food or materials for sabbaticals
+ sharing materials for the library and the cinema
Please see our newsletter "Cartwheel
Colors" for information on upcoming activities.