Kara first visited the remote Sitio Dyangdang in Brgy Conrazon Bansud Mindoro Oriental in 2009 for the documentary "Ambulansyang de Paa". During that time, many Mangyans especially women die because of lack of access to health facilities. Many mothers die along the 4-8 hour trek due to hemorrhage or complications with birth.
A lot has changed since then. The local government thru Mayor Morada has spearheaded the building of a hospital in Bansud. They also built a culture sensitive lying in clinic/health center especially for the Mangyan tribe, and because of this, maternal deaths have been greatly reduced.
Project Malasakit built a second health center/lying in for the Mangyans thru the funds donated by GroupM Philippines. Aptly called "Balay Mangyan", this small health center will hopefully be a place of hope and compassion "Balay ng malasakit at pag-asa".
Salamat GroupM sa donasyon, salamat Bansud Municipal Government sa tulong at salamat sa mga Mangyan para sa inspirasyon...
The outreach in photo
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Watch Kara David's "Ambulansyang de Paa"
How can you help?
You may help in our quarterly outreach projects in remote communities.
You may donate any amount of cash or in kind.
You can send us: - school supplies, - slippers, - clothes, - books, - food supplies, - noodles, - rice, - personal hygiene products, etc. These are the kind of things we bring to our quarterly outreach projects.
You may volunteer in repacking the goods.
We usually have our repacking one week before the scheduled outreach date. Details are posted on Facebook, Twitter and this website.
You may volunteer in the actual outreach and participate in gift-giving or distribution of goods.
This is an out of town trip — could be a day trip or an overnight trip depending on location.
Details such as schedule and expenses are usually posted on Facebook, Twitter and this website.
For donations and schedule of outreach/repacking, email:
Project Malasakit is a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) registered foundation with Reg No. CN 201013987 and TIN: 007-861-739.