About ENFANCE Foundation

Through its involvement in disadvantaged communities, ENFANCE Foundation is dedicated to reach out the poorest and left behind families. Our Family Development Approach focuses on developing self-reliance and problem solving capacities by establishing a relationship of trust and linking families to available services.

ENFANCE Foundation is a non-stock, non-profit, non-sectarian Filipino organization, registered under the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) since August 2003 and recognized by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) since November 2005.

Why ENFANCE Foundation

Although the Philippine government is starting to provide public services to poor communities in some areas: housing, electricity, sanitation, health and education services, others seem to be totally forgotten. A tight network of social services and charitable organizations has also spread, working for deprived people through community programs that the poor population can theoretically avail of.

Nevertheless, this community-based approach fails to reach the most isolated families. As a result, the utmost poor families remain excluded from the safety net provided by the government and others NGOs and are affected by both social exclusion (lacking social support due to recent migration from the countryside and confined to family home with young children) and economic exclusion (little or no income, no access to banking services, and lacking skills to manage their family’s budget).

ENFANCE Foundation was therefore created to address the needs of these left-behind individuals through a Family Development Approach.

Which areas

From its head office in Divisoria, Tondo, ENFANCE currently has 6 field offices: 2 in Tondo, near the former smokey mountain, 1 in Parola Binondo and 3 in Baseco. Please click to zoom in to see our field offices.

Aroma Temporary Housing (also known as “Tempo”) is one of the most depressed areas of Barangay 105. It is 22 hectares in size and is located between “Happy Land” and the former Sitio Damayan (which has been destroyed n 2014). It includes 34 buildings that look like warehouses and some shanty areas.Around 50 families live in each building; there is one water point per building. There are no existing permanent health services in the area and the public schools are located outside of the area. The main source of income for the families in this area is scavenging. There are no latrines, sanitation nor sewage. View photos of Barangay 105 in the gallery.

Which families

Utmost poor families enrolled in the Family Development Program.
93 % of the families are earning less than 1 $ per person per day and are below the food threshold. Source.

There are on average 7 members per family (one couple and 5 children).
40% of the individuals followed are below 6 years old
24% of parents are below 25 years old
79% have a level below high school and 98 % have irregular income

Poor families enrolled in the Family Budget and Savings Program:

The typical member who has a Piso-Pisong Ipon Account is a 30 years old woman in couple with 3 children, housewife and managing the household budget for a family with 1.1 $ per day per capita, below the food threshold. Source.

Meet the ENFANCE team

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