Stories


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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A Farmer Leader’s Growth

The United Farmers of Bagong (UFAB) already exists before KAISAHAN came to our Barangay. We were advised to organize so we could avail various support services from the City Agriculture Office. Before, our organization is not that active and our main...

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Farming with a Peace of Mind

I have been tilling my land for decades now, even before we were finally installed in August 2016. I am really happy when we got formally installed because I could stop worrying about my land being taken away by previous landowners. Good thing, the p...

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Trust in DAR and the Government

As a farmer, I already lost my trust for DAR and the government. We never got any assistance from them even though we ask them many times for support for our farming activities. It is really hard to be a farmer tenant. I got a lot of debts, and the o...

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A Non-CLOA Holder’s Empathy

We organized SALUFA (Salvacion United Farmers Association) after Yolanda (Haiyan) because we were advised that it is easier to access support for typhoon victims if they are organized. As a chairperson, it is my task to make sure that the organizati...

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