Community-Managed Micro-Enterprise Projects
Community-Managed Micro-Enterprise Projects
ELAC will be assisting four (4) groups of Indigenous people belonging to the Tagbanua and communities in Barangay Cabayugan and Barangay Tagabinet in activities that will help lessen the dependence of the local people, particularly the members of the Community-Based Sustainable Tourism (CBST) organizations, on resource extractive activities by increasing their income from agriculture, production of non-timber forest products, souvenir shop, livestock dispersal, and retail store; specifically this will be achieved through 1) establishment of a display center for souvenir items in Sitio Manturon, Bgy. Cabayugan for Cabayugan Community Tourism Association (CCTA); 2) provision of financial capital to CCTA for rice trading business in Cabayugan; 3) provision of financial capital to Cabayugan CADC for their production of non-timber forest product (rattan) and for their retail store; 4) provision of financial capital to Tagabinet CTA for their sustainable agriculture project, livestock dispersal and retail store in Tagabinet; 5) provision of financial capital to Samahan ng mga Tribu sa Kayasan (SATRIKA) for their sustainable agriculture and livestock dispersal project in Kayasan CADC; and 6) increase the capacity of these Community-Based Sustainable Tourism (CBST) organizations in managing sustainable livelihood projects in their areas within the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park (PPSRNP).
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Project Snapshot

Environmental Legal Assistance Center
Area Of Work:
Grant Amount:
US$ 2,843.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 113.19
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Emphasis on Sustainable Livelihoods
The CCTA members had been making bags, baskets and other souvenir items which are salable in the site to tourists and visitors. They needed some capital for the purchase of raw materials that are available in the area. The use of a sewing machine will enable the women to craft other items which they also can sell. Rice is a very important staple among the Filipinos, as such small-scale rice trading is also profitable. The operation of a small variety store will also be done by the TCTA in Bgy. Tagabinet and Cabayugan CADC. This will be able to provide a ready source of daily needs for the members and others in the community. Most Tagbanuas (IP), who are members of the SATRIKA, have a pig or two tethered in their backyards. They are able to generate small income from this activity at times when cash is most needed. This is the enterprise they think could help them. Traditional farming deals with small patch of rain-fed rice paddies and farm lot for root crops and vegetables. They lack work animals and tools to do these, therefore, provision of work animal and farm implement would greatly facilitate and enhance their farm activities.
Notable Community Participation
The community members from the Cabayugan for Cabayugan Community Tourism Association (CCTA), Cabayugan Certificate of Ancestral Domains Claim (CADC), and Community Tagabinet Community Tourism Association (TCTA), Samahan ng mga Tribu sa Kayasan (SATRIKA) are presently engaged in organizational strengthening while promoting and marketing selected tourism sites and products in the barangays. These micro-enterprises will be managed by the POs will at the same time conducting their traditional farming and other livelihood activities
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