HIPEDAC, located on the island of Leyte, was founded by people with disabilities. Through long-term support of the German Life-Giving Forest association, the members of the cooperative acquired skills and knowledge in agroforestry that are also beneficial for the rainforest. In addition, the members of the cooperative have also planted hundreds of domestic forest trees that help to alleviate the effects of extreme weather events in the Philippines. Donations are also used for the construction of a barn for a small goat herd, the purchase of chickens, the attendance of livestock farming seminars and the installation of two rain water cisterns that can be used for the irrigation of the vegetable garden.
About the HAND IN HAND fund