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free unlimited email connectivity to remote rural
Empowerment and Development Program (WEDP)
Address - Bgy. Minanga Norte, Iguig, Cagayan Valley
Tel. No. - 075 - 5010805
Nature of Organization - Women Peasants for Livelihood
Contact Person - Rosita Bancud, Chairperson
Email address: email@example.com
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
Scenes from the Launching
Women farmers learn how to use
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
Mayor Judith Trinidad of Iguig
cuts the ceremonial ribbon during the project launching.