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Since 2015 we started to focus much more on livelihood assistance for disadvantaged families in the area around the ANDAKIDZ COMMUNITY CENTRE in Talisay, Anda, Bohol.

Thanks to co-funding from the Estonian government in 2015 we helped develop, brand and sell a range of tasty, organic tilapia chips with TAFIAS. The branding was done by award winning Estonian designer, Janno Siimar.
The food product range has since extended to include organic ice creams, iced teas, vegetarian burgers and more.

In 2016, renewed funding allowed us to recruit two volunteers from Estonia, Janika Printsmann and Anni Ansmann to train a group of men and women in handicraft production – sewing, jewellery making, crocheting and more. The handicraft products are made using local natural materials (bamboo, coconut shell etc) and recycled (rice and animal feed) sacks.

Local Bohol media are also reporting people going nuts over the bra.

Orders are growing for all TAFIAS products and so the area is experiencing more revenue and opportunities for the local community. And confidence is growing too.
Business development and marketing support is provided by Robin Gurney, ANDAKIDZ Director.

Read more on the ANDAKIDZ blog

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