Philippines Update: International Peace Day

  [quote]Peace-building is a contextual paradigm. Whatever we learn and experience enriches our knowledge …. although it gets said frequently and sometimes casually, attending the Kerala Peace conference reinforced to me that in our every day lives, our actions can promote the words: MAY PEACE PREVAIL ON EARTH.”[/quote]   In celebration of the 2016 International… Continue reading Philippines Update: International Peace Day

Philippines Update: Summer 2016

Global Associate in the Philippines, Dr. Susana Anayatin recently sent updates on the implementation of ten restored or newly installed Jetmatic Water Pumps in the South Upi District, made possbile by our partnership with Susana and her team in Manguindanao.  In July, Susana expressed the challenges and obstacles to hitting their target goals and bringing… Continue reading Philippines Update: Summer 2016

Philippines Update: Spring 2016

Our Global Associate in the Philippines, Dr. Susana Anayatin brings us up to date on plans for newly restored water wells in the four primary municipalities she and her team are working in within Maguindanao.  Specifically, the commitment for the school year 2016-17 is to have ten fully restored water pumps in each municipality, for… Continue reading Philippines Update: Spring 2016

Philippines Accomplishment Report: 2015

The words driving our mission, Building Grassroots Partnerships for Global Change, were put into practice over the past year in the Philippines. And after another year building capacity in the southern Philippines, we can modestly say that we were successful in this endeavor, sustaining our presence in flood and conflict affected areas in Cotabato City… Continue reading Philippines Accomplishment Report: 2015

The Water Ladies of Navajo and Mindanao

Perhaps we like this story so much about one woman making a difference by bringing fresh water to her extended community, because it reminds us of our own global associate working in similar ways for her own people. Both Darlene Adviso and Dr. Susana Anayatin share the common goal of ensuring that those in their… Continue reading The Water Ladies of Navajo and Mindanao

Water ‘Rights’

Two recent developments on ‘water rights’ We are in strong agreement with last week’s encylical release where it concerns clean water as a basic and free human right. As Pope Francis made clear in his statement:  [quote]Fresh drinking water is an issue of primary importance, since it is indispensable for human life and for supporting… Continue reading Water ‘Rights’

Celebrating Earth Day 2015

Over the weekend, our global associate in the Philippines, Dr. Susana Anayatin celebrated Earth Day 2015 by leading a series of trainings on Environmental Protection and Cultural Sensitivity to over 129 soldiers of the 61D Division Training School, Philippine Army. The partnership that Susana has created with this Division is key to ongoing efforts in… Continue reading Celebrating Earth Day 2015