The Gota de Leche team, along with partners from Igorota Foundation and Sunlife Foundation, made their way back to Brgy. Lubo, Kibungan, Benguet on May 24. This was the result of a meeting attended by Rosella Bahni, Executive Director/Igorota Foundation Inc. (IFI), Arline Santiago, Program Officer for Tinoc, Ifugao/IFI, Ronalyn Butil, Program Officer for Kibungan, Benguet/IFI, Rose Mating, Program Officer for Kibungan, Benguet (resigned)/IFI, Geneva Gapyao, RSW Social Worker/IFI, Reiza Ayla Banega Programs and Partnerships Lead /Sunlife Foundation, Mary Grace Gumata Admin Officer/Gota de Leche, and Marilou dela Cruz Program Support Specialist/Gota de Leche.
After the meeting, the team left for Lubo at 6am (Gota de Leche: Mary Grace Gumata and Marilou dela Cruz; IFI: Ronalyn Butil, Rose Mating and Geneva Gapyao; Sunlife Foundation: Reiza Banega), and arrived in Lubo at 11 am. Reiza of Sunlife Foundation interviewed some of the PLW beneficiaries.
On the Service Day itself in Lubo, Kibungan, Benguet, 15 PLWs were present, as well the the BNS (barangay nutrition scholar) and a midwife. Supplies in the form of rice meal packs, good for 2 months (May & June), were then distributed. These supplies were endorsed to Ronalyn, the PO for Kibungan. An updated monitoring sheet will be prepared by IF.
For the PLWs who were not present during the rice meal packs distribution, the midwife and the BNS agreed to bring the supplies to their houses. The location of the PLWs homes are too far from the clinic where the rice meal distribution was conducted.
Gota staff with the PLWs and the Igorota Foundation Team
The nutrition support in Kibungan is made possible by our generous partners from Rise Against Hunger Philippines and Sunlife Foundation. Our gratitude for their help knows no bounds.