Members of a savings group in Cabay, Balangkayan, Eastern Samar have opened a feeds store in their community.
The setting up of savings groups in needy communities is a program of the Center for Community Transformation Group of Ministries.
Members of the groups meet regularly for Bible study and to deposit their savings. The savings are accumulated to allow the members to eventually start micro enterprises as individuals or as a group.
Cabay is one of 15 barangays in Balangkayan, a fifth-class municipality in the province of Eastern Samar. After the province was devastated by Typhoon Yolanda in November 2013, four staff of the Center for Community Transformation whose family roots are in the region were relocated from Metro Manila to help with relief and recovery. Among the recovery efforts is the organizing of savings groups among the residents.
The feeds store sells chicken and hog feeds, growers, and vitamins…