Pedaling to Live
Fr. Oli started the Pedaling to Live Project to enable people like Josefino to purchase their pedi-cabs and escape the burden of the daily rental and literally drive themselves and their families out of grinding poverty. The Pedaling to Live Project allows the drivers to own their pedi-cabs utilizing a rent-to-own paradigm. The project buys the units, and the drivers pay for them over 15 months. After paying the unit cost, the pedi-cab is owned by the driver.
The opportunity for asset entitlement, something previously unavailable to the poor, has given the families a more hopeful outlook in life. Moreover, the families no longer have to skip meals, and the children are healthier.
The drivers and our missionaries are grateful to the many benefactors who help make this important mission a success.
Our faith is in Jesus and His message, and we try to bring that faith to some of the most desperate, marginalized and ignored people around the world. It is your generous and sacrificial support that allows us to proclaim the Good News to a world desperate for peace, dignity and the love of the Father. Thank you for partnering with us and fostering the love, respect, dignity, honesty and truth of the Kingdom throughout the world.
The Green Shelter Housing Project
The Green Shelter Housing project freed the families of the pedicab drivers from the risks and hazards of living in the shorelines of Ozamis City. They were also freed from paying rent and are now becoming home owners. And for the first time in their young lives, the children didn’t breathe anymore the stink of the muddy waters underneath their previous homes, nor experience getting wet even inside their homes during rainy season since the rain water would drip from the holes of their roofs. This project freed the families of the pedicab drivers from the risks and hazards of living in the shorelines of Ozamis City.
This project freed the families of the pedicab drivers from the risks and hazards of living in the shorelines of Ozamis City.
With God’s love, we can live in the world without despair, when we can join in the struggle for peace, justice and a sustainable and reconciled world, and can accept joy and peace and the love of others, when we can celebrate goodness no matter where it comes from and when we can love others generously and creatively. Thank you for generously and creatively loving others by partnering with us in building the Kingdom, one small, two-room house at a time.
Building a Self-Contained Community
The Green Shelter Housing Project is providing scholarships to 35 children from pre-school to high school to ensure that the children are educated well. The children are provided with school supplies and uniforms at the beginning of each school year.
The Green Shelter Housing Project is providing scholarships to 35 children from pre-school to high school.
Adult education programs like management skills, organic farming and life skills training through the Alternative Learning System (ALS) are also conducted for the adults. What has been started in this small community is not only a small step towards the economic growth of its members, but it can become a giant stride in our development work with the poor.