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PO emerged as CFI

 

T

awang Farmers Association is located at Barangay Tawang, Balbalan, Kalinga Province formally organized when the General Assembly ratified the Constitution and By-Laws and followed by election of officers on April 5, 2010. The Association has reached 149 members. Of which, 117 are males, 32 are females. The barangay officials are also members in the association.

 

As of this October this year, the TFA engaged in reforestation and agroforestry activities. The tree planting of quality Narra seedlings is a currently the activities of the members.

 

The association has available funds amounting to Php26, 000.00 as an operating capital. The funds are from the membership fee and yearly contribution of members which is Php50.00 per member.  The savings of the members has reached 40,000.00 pesos. The savings activity is being done monthly during the regular monthly meeting.  It also has an existing Audited Financial Statement which is readily available for member’s references.

           

Participation of women is estimated to be 40%, this is during farm activities, and however, if there are no scheduled farms activities, women attendance reached an average of 60%. Women are also represented in the election of officers and BOD, report shows.

 

Despite of the fact that the TFA is a newly organized association in the community, it is now emerged as Community Financial Institution because of its self-reliance and determination. Accordingly, they are planning to become a cooperative that will cater financial constrain of the association and community. Moreover, they hope to work to make the CHARMP2 projects beneficial to every member.

// GERALDINE G. BAGNE  CMO- Balbalan

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