Del Monte Foundation brings the ZEP2030 Movement to the municipality of Cabanglasan, Bukidnon by conducting Family and Community Visioning (FCV) and Community Development Planning (CDP) workshops. On September 12 in Barangay Poblacion and on September 21 in Barangay Iba, local officials, stakeholders, and residents who belong among the marginalized, participated in the workshop for each respective barangay.
The FCV is part of the ZEP2030 process that enables all community stakeholders, especially the targeted extremely poor families of the community, to voice out their needs and participate in identifying solutions to address these needs. Through the workshop, a Community Development Plan (CDP) for each barangay was crafted. This tool may be used as a blueprint for local officials to use in planning future projects and interventions for the community that will ultimately help the families in need.
Cabanglasan, considered a third class municipality in the province, has a poverty incidence of 35.04% based on a 2018 data. Through the ZEP2030 Movement, the Foundation aims to bring together various stakeholders to work together to come up with concrete plans to help uplift the lives of extremely poor families by addressing their basic needs.
Del Monte Foundation is a member of Zero Extreme Poverty Movement (ZEP2030), a civil society-led movement that was launched to serve as a platform for collaborative action to help reduce extreme poverty in the Philippines. It is the provincial convenor for Bukidnon. It has so far initiated various activities and projects with partner organizations and the local government units in the municipalities of Sumilao, Talakag, Kalilangan, Kitaotao, and Impasug-ong.