Stories


The Future of Agriculture

My family was in a difficult situation before my father started cultivating our own land. When he was still a farmworker, he goes out to work at 4 AM and comes back home at 6 PM. He was earning 70 pesos daily, and that was just enough to get us th...

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A Sustainable Farmer Organization

KAISAHAN's interventions really improved me as an individual. I didn't know how to talk with DAR and other government officials before. I see them as "matataas na tao." I used to think so lowly of myself that speaking with them was a struggle for ...

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Paralegals in the Front Lines

Our members were able to use the knowledge we learned from the paralegal training. We worked hard until we got installed in 2017. We are still having problems in fully cultivating it though. We still don't have an access road to use to transport ...

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Land Rights Over Regular Job

We met KAISAHAN in 2017 through MARO Mario Lagahit. In the same year, we attended the paralegal training in CICM. Since then, we are closely coordinating with KAISAHAN when it comes to our land rights issues.I realized through the training that b...

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Farmers in Transition

KAISAHAN is the first NGO to ever assist us. We are thankful that even though we still don't have land yet, KAISAHAN was able to help us find a source of funds that can be of great help to us in processing our claims.Through KAISAHAN's help, we were ...

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A Kagawad and a Paralegal

KAISAHAN helped me improve as an individual. I am an honorary member of HABENARBA, so even though I am not an ARB, I was able to work directly with KAISAHAN, and attend the trainings they organized for the association. Ermalyn, HABENARBA's chairpe...

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Informed Advocates

Everything changed after KAISAHAN's engagement with our organization. There was a change on how government agencies treated us. They used to see us as illiterate individuals, and we can feel that on the way they talked to us.Whenever we follow-up...

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A Dignified Farmer Leader

I didn't really trust KAISAHAN at first. I even talked back at Inday and Nang Belen when they first talked to me about helping us getting our land. I believed that they will just use us (farmers) again for their own good, because that is what happene...

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Continuing the Legacy

I always knew that my father acquired a land under CARP, but we remained tenant farmers for many years because we were never installed until last June 2016. Before being a full-time farmer, I worked in a factory in Manila. But while working there, I ...

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Positive Outlook

We were really confused when we first heard about us being agrarian reform beneficiaries. Through word of mouth, we got the news that the 4-hectare land was awarded to us by CARP. However, some farmers bullied us and discouraged us to get our awarded...

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