OND HESED Foundation

The depletion of fish stock in Sarangani Bay limits the income of the fisher folks. With limited income, fishers often fall victim to the preying eyes of illegal recruiters.

OND HESED Foundation along with AWO International is combating trafficking in person by developing Self-Help Groups (SHGs), designed to provide social protection for families of fishers (mostly mothers and wives) and their communities; and complementing government services in responding to the trafficked victims, of whom mostly are fishers.

Intended results of the project are to reduce the risk of fishing workers and their communities to become victims of trafficking in persons. The risk of being re-trafficked is reduced through services made available to victims of trafficking in the fishing industry. Trafficking is reduced, with engagement among Fishing Industries to strengthen appropriate labor practices. 

The project employs public education and training through waste management, sanitation and hygiene. To end, it has a direct DRR activity on mangrove reforestation, that breaks waves and acts as wind breaker, reducing the risk of coastal flooding, as well as providing direct economic benefit through an increased in aquaculture yields.




Project information

Title: Reduction of Trafficking in Person (TIP) among Fishing Workers and Communities

Implementation areas: General Santos City and Municipalities of Kiamba and Maasim, Saranggani Province, Philippines

Target Group: Commercial and marginal fishers, their families and communities


- Implementation of laws and policies to prevent trafficking

- Rights advocacy

- Providing services and support to victims of trafficking

Implementation period: 2018-2020

Budget: 61.900 € p.a.

Donor: German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)





OND HESED Foundation
Executive Director: Sr. Susan O. Bolanio

Villegas Subdivision, Nunez St,
General Santos City, Philippines 9500
Tel.: +63 (083) 552 1411