Tony Meloto: ending poverty by building communities in the Philippines.

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Gawad Kalinga is a Philippine-based movement that aims to end poverty by building self-sustaining communities. Homeless people get a house and a piece of land and get empowered through workshops where they learn how to grow their own food.

I had the honor to meet and interview founder and leader Tony Meloto at the so-called “Enchanted Farm” in Bulacan in 2011. Watch the video to find out more about the Enchanted Farm and learn more from founder Tony Meloto, leader of GK Partnerships Jonah Pernia and Jun Dimarucot.

The government can’t solve the problem of poverty alone. We can’t solve the poverty problem alone.

– Jonah Pernia, Head of Gawad Kalinga Partnerships

Tip: Turn on the subtitles by clicking on this symbol on YouTube: bildschirmfoto-2017-01-24-um-10-57-28



Thank you

Special thanks to family Naguiat, who were so generous to host me for a day and who were the ones who introduced me to the Enchanted Farm. Thanks Yo and thanks Nicole, thanks to your parents, it was an amazing day. Best greetings to Manila, I hope you are well!

Special thanks of course to Tony Meloto, Jonah Pernia and Jun Dimarucot for taking the time for an interview. All the best to you and your amazing project!

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