Streams of Hope Project

Volunteers work to clean Mahabang Sapa Creek.
Volunteers work to clean Mahabang Sapa  Creek.

The Streams of Hope Project is focused on the ability for regional people to have a healthy living environment adaptable to climate change, the project introduces a 1-year adaptive and sustainable river/creek rehabilitation program that includes the use and production of the bokashi balls, an environmentally friendly technology made by effective micro-organisms to clean water and create livelihood opportunities. The Streams of Hope Project will also involve local government counterpart funding and inclusive activities and livelihood program for the residents alongside the creek/river.

 

Project Members

Trang Nguyen Thuy (Vietnam), John Tobit Cruz (Philippines), Lay Soukim (Cambodia), Sheryan Pendaliday Guialel (Philippines), Nasha Lee Chia Hwee (Malaysia)

Phillipines Project

After a community orientation meeting in April, Tobit Cruz and 163 volunteers from the community removed 30 bags worth of trash from the Mahabang Sapa Creek, a 1.3km creek in Taytay, Rizal on May 31.  The creek leads to the Laguna Lake, the largest lake in the country, which is the main source of fish in Metro Manila.  Volunteers also removed water hyacinths that block the waterway, and are drying the stalks for a potential livelihood program.  Volunteers dropped 100 bokashi balls into the creek, which are used to clean water through introducing live microorganisms that filter the water, eliminate odor, and serve as food to the fish and fertilizer to the soil.

This is what the Mahabang Sapa Creek looked like before the project.
This is what the Mahabang Sapa Creek looked like before the project.