Clean Water Initiatives
About Casa Miani Well Project
Sorsogon City is a second class city in Sorsogon, Philippines. It is the capital city of the province of Sorsogon and is located at southernmost tip of Luzon. For this reason Sorsogon City is well known for being a "gateway” to southern Philippines". Sorsogon City is one of the region’s leading cities in urbanization, Bicol's largest city in terms of land area, and one of its most populous cities as well, at about 153,000.
Casa Miani Foundation Inc. is a non-profit non-government organization (NGO) in rural Barangay Pangpang. It provides services to male children between 7-18 years old who are abandoned, neglected, dependent, and orphans. It is accredited and licensed by the Department of Social Welfare & Development (DSWD).
Casa Miani is a residential facility and has a maximum capacity to accommodate 56 children. It takes care of the basic needs of the boys, including education, clothing, food, medical, and dental services.
The center's funding comes primarily from private gifts, donations and a minimal amount raised through their Income Generating Project (IGP). For example, the boys participate in t-shirt printing, novelty item making (candle holders, wall décor, paintings etc.) ice candy making, and wood furniture.
This project is to dig a well across the street from the main facility. The well will have an electric pump, and a backup manual pump to serve during brownouts.
The new well will allow the center to irrigate the land and actively harvest fruits and vegetables for the children, staff, and community.
This project will directly benefit the 61 members who make up the staff and residents of Casa Miani Foundation Inc. The Pangpang community will definitely benefit indirectly from the production of fruits, vegetables, and healthy livestock.
Casa Miani is located directly next to a home for girls, home for the aged, juvenile lockdown facility, and school. Excess produce will be donated to these facilities and sold to residents of the community.
Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Amount required of Project: $500
Donations collected to date: $100
To read about the conclusion of the project, click here.