Overview

Welcome to Iraya Mangyan Community

Iraya Mangyans are found both in Oriental and Occidental Mindoro. Many of their communities due to remoteness are still unelectrified such as Paluan. The community in Sitio Kalansan, Agbalite, Purao and Jaman has been offgrid and un-electrified with around 195 families only using kerosene lamps, car batteries and candles. Their livelihood are farming, fishing and hunting. We were introduced to the community in 2019 through a partnership with Drops of Faith Christian Missions (DFCM) and Make a Change PH (MACPH) and Kalipunan ng mga Katutubong Mangyan na Pinagpala (KAKAMPI). They had already successful initiatives such as rice mill, multipurpose hall, communal CR, KKP Mangyan Scholars and solar charging stations. We have been supporting them in the electrification of individual households of the community.

Profile and Challenges

Accessibility
Accessibility
Difficult to access due to remoteness. Travel time from Manila is around 12 hrs.
Energy Access
Energy Access
People use batteries for a fee of P15/charge. Limited charging stations.
Education
Education
Only primary education is available in Sitios and only a few are given opportunity to pursue higher education as scholars.
Malnutrition
Malnutrition
Many are malnourished and sick due to poor health.
Source of Income
Source of Income
Their livelihood only have seasonal yield.

Projects

Solar Hub

To establish solar hubs focused on livelihood as our follow-up project after household electrification. Solar Hubs are community cooperatives sustained and empowered by solar-powered equipment and technologies.

Ingram COVID-19 Initiatives

To provide financial support to our adopted communities through a P100k grant from Ingram Micro.

Tanglaw Batch 3

To light 273 homes with solar home systems in 3 communities: Calawis, Mangyan and Caniogan to help them cope with the pandemic.

Tanglaw Batch 1

To light 69 homes with solar lanterns to Bajaos, Dumagats and Mangyan communities to help them in their day-to-day activities and livelihood.

Milestones

Feb – Jun 2021 Community
Nov 2020 - Jan 2021 Community
Oct 6, 2019 Community
Oct 5, 2019 Community
Oct 4, 2019 Community
May 19, 2019 Community
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May 17, 2019 Community
May 16, 2019 Community

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