Livelihood Projects

EVACF provides Micro Finance to special needs livelihood groups helping create the handicrafted components of the fundraising ashglaze sets. Also loan funding (at 0% interest) through the Social Action Center of Pampanga (SACOP) and the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) Region III.  They augment the funds and then lend the money in small amounts to Aeta tribal members or lowland women entrepreneurs in financial need in the Zambales, Tarlac, Nueva Ecija, Bataan and Pampanga area.  These loans are for small-scale village livelihood projects such as lahar block making, pottery, home gardens, coconut and fruit tree plantation, livestock raising, handicraft production and small retail stores.  Indigenous tourism is also encouraged through the village women’s waterfall project at Haduan.

Under EVA’s umbrella: small livelihood groups are helped through micro-finance by producing the components of the EVACF fundraising products. Around P 30 million has helped 30 livelihood groups over the years. The list of livelihood projects we have supported are as follows:

 Aeta Livelihood Loan Fund at NCIP
  • 159 Aeta and Dumagat recipients of livelihood loans
  • Aeta and Lowlander Loan Fund for Women at SACOp 456 recipients have received a total of nearly P 7,000,000 as of June 2008 in 48 communities in Pampanga.
  • Under EVA’s umbrella: small livelihood groups are helped through micro-finance by producing the components of the EVACF fundraising products. Around P 24 million has helped 30 livelihood groups over the years. For exmaple Cupertino Handmade Paper Centre. Click here for more information.

EVACF-SACOP Livelihood Loan Fund

  • 2013 Loans total half a million pesos with values ranging from P 5,000 to P 50,000. The Loans are all short term loans and support projects including Sari Sari stores, Rolling stores, Carinderia, Rice Traders, Meat and Fish vendors, Soap Makers, Egg Producers, Beauty Salons, Bakerys and Grocers.

Livelihood Opportunity