This year PASALI starts a series of trainings for its staff and members to solidify its efforts of the past few years. The Financial Literacy Training and the Gender Training took place in General Santos, Mindanao with trainers Rose Rivera and Corazon Dee. People who took part, really responded to teaching. Discussions were lively and quite a few went home saying: We learnt some new things we’d like to try at home.
The group that immediately shared and utilized their learned knowledge was the Manobo couple, Duma and Vilma Bonafacio. Upon return to their village in Biao, they summoned all village elders and villagers and designed a financial plan for the villages, and a plan for diversified farming.