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OUR STORY

Alay Buhay Community Development Foundation, Inc. (Alay Buhay) is dedicated to service with, for and towards the marginalized, allowing them to give life to their aspirations through the realization of the potentials that lie within them.


Alay Buhay Community Development Foundation, Inc. (Alay Buhay) started in 1986 then registered as Alay Buhay Educational Foundation, Inc. that implemented an Educational Assistance Program and an Adapt a School Program. 


In 1999 it started a microfinance program particularly for families of children in its scholarship program in selected communities in Quezon City. In 2006, it transformed into a Community Development Foundation that implemented programs on education, microfinance and skills development and expanded its operations in Quezon City, Manila, Caloocan, Marikina and Rizal Province. In addition to its core programs, Alay Buhay also implements medical and dental missions and disaster assistance projects especially during Typhoons Ondoy and Habagat together with its partner organizations. Alay Buhay  was  recognized  as a finalist in the Out of the Box Competition on Community Health and Development by the University of Kansas in USA and was given the “Community Innovator” Recognition. 


In 2012, Alay Buhay   was tasked by the Philippine Business for Social Progress as to implement a Community Tuberculosis (TB) Care project through Advocacy, Communications and Social Marketing that involves organizing and training community organizations in supporting LGUs in their TB control programs in the provinces of Bataan, Bulacan and Nueva Ecija. To give more impetus to its Health programs, Alay Buhay Trustees decided to set up a separate division properly structured as a Foundation that would concentrate on Health and Nutrition Interventions.  Thus, it organized the Alay for Health and Nutrition Development Foundation, Inc. to be able to continue its TB Project with PBSP and expand its services to a more holistic approach to community empowerment and development on health, education, and skills development for cured TB Patients.