A Decade and Beyond

2016-01-12

As Helping Hand Development Cooperative celebrates its 10th Founding Anniversary, It looks back to its colorful past with pride, and to the promising future with much enthusiasm.

Truly living up to its name, Helping Hand Development Cooperative desires to build resilient and sustainable communities for its members.

Majority of HHDC members belong to the minimum wage earners sector of the society. It is for this reason that HHDC envisions to transform their lives and free them from the clutches of poverty. This is indeed a massive and challenging objective that entails putting things into perspective for the long-term.

Plans are already underway for the establishment of a community complex that integrates an affordable housing project, hospital facilities, educational institution, and skills and livelihood training center to be accredited by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).

As present time, the housing development program in the Province of Batangas is targeted to be implemented by the second quarter of 2016. This will be situated in a 4-hectare land in the municipality of Malvar where 360 single-attached and duplex type units will be built on a 30-40 square meter lot area per unit. Members can purchase a unit at a cash price of Php 380,000 to Php 450,000.

Other areas close to HHDC satellite offices will also be considered for housing projects in the near future.

HHDC not only thinks of housing project for its members but also of building new offices and engaging into new business ventures.

Also in Malvar, Batangas, a 3-storey building that will serve as a new office and house for the staff of HHDC Batangas Office is now ongoing in construction and its targeted to be completed on June 2016

In the same location, HHDC will also begin its first try in the real state business, specifically constructing a 3-storey building which will offer office and commercial spaces for lease. Likewise, a 4-storey dormitory is built not only for the purpose of providing affordable accommodations for members who reside far away from their workplace but also as a business enterprise that would create additional income for the cooperative.

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