Mission: Roots of Health empowers women and girls to secure their right to health and freedom from violence, and to support and protect the health and well-being of their children. Roots of Health conducts educational workshops and provides health counseling and nutritional support. Our activities are guided by the international human rights framework, which includes a core belief that health is a human right, and are carried out using a community-based approach.
Target demographics: Underserved communities in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines. We focus on mothers because we believe that healthy mothers have healthy children, who become healthy families.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 2,512 students, 1,036 women, 243 children, 158 vertical gardens, 17 community health advocates, 54 out of school youth
Geographic areas served: Puerto Princesa City
Programs: Adolescent Health Education Financial Literacy Classes Pre and Post Natal Services Reproductive Health Classes Reproductive Health Services Vertical Gardens