Some agrarian reform beneficiaries from Victorias City received w ater sanitation facilities under the Community-managed Potable Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene (CPWASH) p roject of the Department of Agrarian Reform.
Members of the Minuro Agrarian Reform Cooperative from Barangay 10 received a unit of rainwater collector, a biogas digester, an iron removal filter, and a biosand filter during the turnover rites on November 29.
Aside from managing the 32-hectare sugarcane plantation, t he cooperative engage s in bakery and vegetable production .
DAR also provided an P80,000 budget for the installation of the facilities while the association provided P30,000 as its counterpart .
Teresita Mabunay, provincial agrarian reform program officer II of DAR Negros Occidental North , said she is hoping that the equipment and the project would have a n impact on the community.
She also stressed that DAR does not only focus on land distribution, but its comprehensive program includes the welfare of the agrarian reform beneficiaries as well as crafting strategies that will bring continued success to the associations it has assisted.
CPWASH aims to give the community safe drinking water and to improve sanitation.*
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