Walda Sardania, 29 year old is a registered Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program beneficiary under the Modified Conditional Cash Transfer program for Indigenous People (MCCT-IP) batch 1B. She lives at Purok Katipunan, Barangay Magdaup, Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay Province. Last July 2012 Walda got married to Rian. She is a plain housewife to her husband and a responsible parent to their two (2) children. Walda’s husband, Rian, is also a very supportive husband. He engaged into buy and sell livelihood to provide the needs of his family. Since Rian is busy with his livelihood Walda attends to the needs of the family.

Walda is passionate about vegetable farming. She plants string beans, Kangkong, Eggplant and Camote. Walda and Rian plant in their backyard as well as in empty containers for family consumption. Other than for consumption, Walda also gains P20.00 – P 50.00 from the vegetables that she sell to their neighbors. The additional income is used as allowance of their children in school.

Last July 26, 2017 Walda is one of the contestants of “Modelong Gulayan 2017” which was initiated by  Municipal Agriculture’s Office participated by Pantawid beneficiaries in different barangays in  accordance with the celebration of “68th Araw ng Ipil”. Luckily the household garden got the third price in the backyard gardening. They received a certificate and cash amounting to five hundred pesos (P 500.00). The price that they received was used as additional capital to their sari-sari store.

Walda is also a member and recipient of the Landcare Foundation and a vice president of the project in their area in partnership with the Municipal Agriculture’s Office. The aim of the program is to capacitate the participants on how to maximize the small space of the backyard using the recycled container/materials considering that their community is located in the coastal area.  Also the said project provides technical assistance on how to make organic fertilizer to be used in their vegetable garden.