Up until today, remote areas in the Philippines remain unlighted and without power.

In Palawan, some communities experiences 3-6 hours of power outages weekly, while some only have 12 hours of power every day. In 2018, the National Electrification Administration reported that roughly only 58% of homes in Palawan were energized and that many communities have no prospects of being connected to the grid over the next 5-10 years because of the remoteness of their locations.

One such community is the Batak tribe living at the foot of the mountains in Sitio Tagnaya, Puerto Princesa. Severly affected by Typhoon Odette in December 2021, they continue to sruggle to rebuild their lives.

Just the same, the fisheries sector in the Philippines remains among the poorest and most vulnerable in the country. It is made up of a small-scale fisherfolk who live on the margins of society, fishing by the light of kerosene or gas lamps. Some of these small-scale fisherfolk communities are those in Northern Mindanao and Mindoro.

Join us in lighting up the lives of rural Filipinos! Your generosity will go a long way in helping us raise P1 million to provide Individual Solar Home Systems (ISHS) for:

• 60 families of the Batak tribe at Sitio Taganaya, Barangay Concepcion, Puerto Princesa
• 70 fisherfolk of Barangay Punto, Cagayan de Oro
• 70 fisherfolk of Barangay Lazareto, Calapan, Oriental Mindoro

Your support will help these communities achieve a brighter future by providing them with ISHS that will aid them in their everyday activities such as household chores, school work and livelihood opportunities. Energy helps families operate with comfort and practicality within their homes, opening opportunities for them to become more productive and successful members of society.

287 Individual Solar Home Systems (ISHS) distributed to Sitio Batak in Baragay Concepcion, Puerto Princessa after Typhoon Odette

“Nagpapasalamat po kami sa Shell Foundation sa pagtulong sa amin sa mga ganitong bagay (solar). Maraming-maraming salamat po at napakalaking bagay na itong binigay ninyo sa amin. Inabutan kami ng ganitong bagyo, nasira ang mga bahay namin, at malaking naitulong ng Shell sa amin at makapagsisimula na kaming makapag-buo ng aming tahanan.
– Edmundo D. Dagsalio, Tribal Chieftain, Batak Community

This program contributes to the following United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

Zero Hunger
Good Health And Well-being
Quality Education
Affordable and clean energy
Climate Action
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