LIVELIHOOD

THE PETER PROJECT

Help improve the lives of fisherfolk.

THE PETER PROJECT

The Peter Project began in early 2013. We named it after St. Peter the Apostle, who was a fisherman before he was called to be a “fisher of men.” The project started as an initiative to provide motorized fishing boats to fisherman’s helpers who were earning only about P50 (a little over $1.00) a day, but had the potential to earn more if they had boats of their own.

After super typhoon Haiyan devastated many parts of the Visayas on November 8, 2013, the project quickly expanded to help fishermen whose boats were destroyed by this disaster. For several typhoons after, we again reached out to fishermen in need. Most recently, we have helped some fishermen and fisherman’s helpers after Typhoon Odette. Through the Peter Project, we were able to help many fishermen reclaim their source of income. We would not have been able to do this without generous donations from individuals, charity groups, local governments, and corporations.

At the start of the project, we took care of manufacturing the boats and gave people livelihood opportunities through this effort. We trained seaside residents how to make the boats and oversaw the operations. Nowadays, we no longer handle the manufacturing process. We have turned over the technology of making motorized fiberglass fishing boats to two of the seaside communities we served. This has allowed them to offer livelihood opportunities to more people in their communities and to run the business on their own.

To this day, we continue to work closely with the fishermen in communities near us. We buy dried fish for community pantries and our food bank directly from them. Since we have eliminated the middleman, the fishermen earn more. They are our partners in the fight against the Covid 19 crisis. Their catch reaches far inland and is served on the tables of those supported by The Feeding Force Project.

Email [email protected] for more information about this project.

PETER PROJECT NEWS AND STORIES

YOUR DONATIONS HAVE SUPPORTED

55,598

children enrolled in the Mingo Meals nutrition program as of May 31, 2024

24,903,312

Mingo Meals served as of May 31, 2024

5,024

fisherfolk who received motorized Peter Project fishing boats as of May 31, 2024

11,381

tools distributed to skilled workers as of May 31, 2024

10,904

students given educational assistance as of May 31, 2024

480

families provided with homes as of May 31, 2024