Malatgao Aplaya Bagong Lipunan Highway El Salvador Association (MAPABHIELA)

Name of Organization: Malatgao Aplaya Bagong Lipunan Highway El Salvador Association (MAPABHIELA)
Address: Brgy Malatgao, NARRA, South Palawan
Head and Contact details: Rollie Golez; +63 910 696 7420
Name of Enterprise: -
Type of Registration: DOLE
Year established/registered: 2018
No of families: -
No of members: 30 females and 10 males = 40 members
Livelihood activities of members:

Mangrove crab fattening

Relevant training attended:

Leadership and governance
Basic record keeping and bookkeeping
Financial literacy program

Organizational assets/capital:

Various tools and equipment (weighing scale, nets, etc)

Assistance extended by the Project:

Business planning updating
Business planning validation
BDFE continuity planning
Orientation and sensitization on BDFE
BDFE plan validation
Technical assessment on mangrove crab
Monitoring: feeding and weight gain
Engagement of key stakeholders
Application for business permit
Application for PO bank account
Low value grant application

Brief description of the livelihood:

MAPBAHIELA operates from Malatgao mangroves which is facing Lolo Bay MPA. Some of its active members are bantay dagat/baybay volunteers engaged in patrolling the MPA. Three are fish wardens. Mangrove forest protection is the association’s top priority because the members’ livelihood depends on it. The association’s experience in mangrove conservation can be developed into a sustainable model by strengthening leadership and governance as well as developing entrepreneurial capacity. Its partnership with Rotary Club has been a strong support for its conservation activities. Its partnership with the Department of Social Welfare and Development [DSWD] for the implementation of Sustainable Livelihood Program [SLP] led to the establishment of a baklad which provides employment to its members who are 4P’s beneficiaries.

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