What has been the impact of your solution to date?
Feedback from the community states that people are thinking more about their children's future, and about their surrounding environment. The community has gained strength by taking part in community building activities, and have been able to adequately express their ideas, desires and plans for their future. They have undertaken activities such as community mapping, which has allowed them to identify their own networks and resources, and have begun to learn about how to manage a business. Their confidence has boosted, and they are more passionate about collaborating with their peers to create social impact.
What is your projected impact over the next 1-3 years?
We project that community members will have launched their social enterprises and are generating sufficient income so that their children do not have to work. If the pilot is successful, it will be replicated and implemented into other communities that Bantay Bata works with.
What barriers might hinder the success of your project? How do you plan to overcome them?
If any members of the community would like to start an eco-tourism project, they require permission from the land owners, yet land owners may not allow the community to use their land partake in ecotourism ventures. Land rights need to be clear, and other types of income generating activities for example creating and selling crafts created further social business options.
Working alongside the government with this project is important in the Philippines, yet the bureaucracy involved can really slow down the implementation process. If the government see income generation though, for example ecotourism, there is a greater chance of gaining support including resources.
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