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Ajuy GK Community
GK COMMUNITY
New Lucena, Iloilo
$0Ajuy is among the poor municipalities in the Province of Iloilo. A large portion of the town’s population is below poverty line and can hardly make both ends met. Majority of the Ajuynons are deprived of many basic necessities of life including shelter – which they can claim their own, for most of them are squatters or informal settlers living on somebody’s owned lot. $0$0 $0$0            The absence of permanent house for the poor Ajuynon families has compounded their already difficult living condition. Oftentimes, their stay in a certain lot is on the pleasure of the lot owner and they tend to transfer from one place to another and cannot have a permanent work to feed their families.$0$0 $0$0            With the advent of Gawad Kalinga which brings the promise of land for the landless and homes for the homeless, a light of hope has dawned for the depressed families of Ajuy. Through, the intercession of the Local Government Unit (LGU) which is committed of alleviating the plight of its poor constituents the threshold for a brighter tomorrow for latter was opened.$0$0 $0$0$0$0PARTNERSHIP$0$0 $0$0            The Gawad Kalinga Project that will be located at Brgy. San Antonio, Ajuy will be realized through the collaboration and partnership of the LGU headed by Mayor Juancho Alvarez and different sectors with generous heart. Gawad Kalinga has able to tap partners and benefactors in Australia and the United States for funds to be used in building the San Antonio GK Village in Ajuy. Efforts to maximize involvement and help of the local sectoral groups are also encouraged for the successful GK project implementation.$0$0 $0$0Different agencies of the government will also be tapped to help the GK Village to become a productive and self-sufficient community. Through such a partnership, package of basic and social services is expected to benefit the people and improve their quality of life.$0$0 $0$0The LGU in its desire to ensure the effective and focused implementation of the project has created the GK Team to be in the forefront in the execution of various groundworks and other necessary preparations. $0

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