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YMCA Women Empowerment and Development Program (WEDP)

Address - Bgy. Minanga Norte, Iguig, Cagayan Valley
Tel. No. - 075 - 5010805
Nature of Organization - Women Peasants for Livelihood Development
Contact Person - Rosita Bancud, Chairperson
Email address:  admin@ymca-wedp.org.ph

Organization Profile

The YMCA Women Empowerment and Development Program (WEDP) is an organization of women peasants from Barangays Minanga Norte and Minanga Sur of Iguig town in Cagayan Valley. The barangay is located along the abundant Cagayan River. Community residents are mostly farmers and fisherfolks.

THE WEDP is composed of 46 members and 70 applicants. They had been engaged in a livelihood program under the assistance of the YMCA of the Philippines and in coordination with the YMCA of Cagayan Valley for the past two years. The organization is clustered based on livelihood, with six people in a cluster. There are a farmers' cluster, a fisherfolks cluster, a trader cluster, and a hog-raising cluster.

The organization is also managing a community multi-purpose center. It is in this center where the Free Email Project has been set up.

Iguig is the third project of the PH Domain Foundation. The project was launched in July 22, 2001 amid a storm that did not dampen the spirit of the women farmers. Around 100 members attended the event. The Town Mayor of Iguig, the Vice Mayor of Tuguegarao City, Board Members of the YMCA in Cagayan, a representative of YMCA of the Philippines joined in the ribbon-cutting ceremonies.


Scenes from the Launching




Women farmers learn how to use the email.




Community residents of Brgy. Minanga Norte in Iguig, Cagayan listen attentively as Val explains how to use the email.




Local network administrators hone their skills in intensive training.




Women farmers register during the project launching in the YMCA Center in Iguig.




In spite of the storm during the launch, a hundred women farmers trooped to the YMCA Center to show solidarity in their free email project.




Rosita Bancud of the YMCA Women Empowerment Development Program signs the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA).




Mayor Judith Trinidad of Iguig cuts the ceremonial ribbon during the project launching.


 
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2001 PH Domain Foundation