Ye, a T’boli word for elder woman, is responsible for preserving cultural heritage through sharing of indigenous knowledge (like brasscasting) to younger generation in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato. RuMEPP, a programme of DTI and IFAD, not only enable T’boli’s to become micro-entrepreneurs but also helps in protecting and celebrating indigenous people’s cultural heritage. Kenhulong Federation, an organization of T’boli women associations, is currently assisted by RuMEPP with various business development services.
Captured using simple digital camera, the above-photo is the winner to the KLM Photo Contest during the 5th Knowledge Learning Market (KLM) of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) on October 19-20, 2011 at Quezon City.
IFAD , a specialized UN agency, supports the Rural Micro-Enterprise Promotion Programme (RuMEPP) implemented in 19 provinces including South Cotabato by the Department of Trade and Industry.