We work primarily with faith-based partners to help severely impoverished Filipinos break out of the log-term bondage of poverty, both physical and spiritual.
About 35% of the Filipinos live in poverty; 16 percent of Filipinos live in the worst category of poverty in the world. Most of these extremely poor families live in rural areas, many of them lacking access to adequate housing, clean water and often do not avail of educational opportunities beyond the elementary level. It is among this category of Filipinos that we work, and mainly with children. We partner with established ministries, national pastors and missionaries and others working in these areas rather than duplicating services. We have found many dedicated workers here who lack the basic resources to provide the desired level of services. By working together, we are able to help more of the impoverished people so that healing of their broken relationships with God, self, community and creation can occur.
Seeds of Dignity helps less fortunate Filipinos improve their lives by:
Providing educational scholarships
Establishing rural lending libraries and computer centers
Providing clothing and shoes for impoverished children
Providing clean and safe drinking water through BSF Philippines
Supporting strategic feeding programs
Securing local in-kind donations of fruits, vegetables, and rice
Providing livelihood opportunities
Supporting and building small multi-purpose centers
Supporting orphanages and children’s homes
Assisting full-time ministry workers, providing emotional, spiritual, and physical assistance
Rebuilding lives after calamity events
Distributing Bibles in the native languages
Supporting church planting efforts
Working with special needs populations
Providing linkages and opportunities for life changing surgeries
At present, we have more than 20 ministry partners with our major support being given to Haven of Hope Orphanage, a Transition Home for Girls, the Community Resource Center and Oikos Theou in the Digos City area.
We also support strategic feeding and care programs at the Balay Pasilungan Children’s Home in Marilog, feeding programs at the Marilog High School of Agriculture and at the Balay Dangapanan Indigenous Home in Davao City.
We are also collaborating with BSF (biosand water filtration) Philippines to provide “Clean Water. For Life.”