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  • From Nets To Carpets Net-Works In The Philippines

    Three hours away from Tagbilaran Airport in Bohol is one of the poorest neighborhoods in the country -- Barangay Guindacpan in Talibon, a community dependent on fishing.

    Edrich Baron, 45, a barangay council member, said that fishing wasn't as good as it was before when the sea creatures were abundant and the community's population was lower. Mr. Baron has two children in elementary school and juggles jobs as a fisherman and a seaweed harvester. In a month -- depending on the weather -- he earns P3,000 as a seaweed harvester. He barely makes ends meet. Any additional income is most welcome. ...

  • Seaweed Harvester Struggles Turning Wasted Nets Into Gold

    Philippines Three Hours away from Tagbilaran Airport in Bohol is one of the poorest neighborhoods in the country -- Barangay Guindacpan in Talibon, a community dependent on fishing.

    Edrich Baron, 45, a barangay council member, said that fishing wasn't as good as it was before when the sea creatures were abundant and the community's population was lower. Mr. Baron has two children in elementary school and juggles jobs as a fisherman and a seaweed harvester.

    In a month -- depending on the weather -- he earns P3,000 as a seaweed harvester. He barely makes ends meet. Any additional income is ...

  • Talibon To Calituban Guindacpan And Bilangbilangan Daku Islands

    As Kiva Fellows, we often make long and arduous journeys to meet borrowers. During these trips, the discomfort of travel can cause us to lose sight of the uniqueness and beauty of our surroundings. When crammed into a van, bus, or boat, I've often had to crane my neck to check out locations that could serve as the backdrop to a Philippines tourism poster. While I snap pictures and gape at the postcard-worthy settings here in Bohol, I am not here as a tourist (although there are many tourists here), and the Kiva borrowers who live on the remote Filipino islands I visit are not thinking about ...