Welcome to AIDFI

We are the Alternative Indigenous Development Foundation, an NGO based in the Philippines. Working out of Bacolod City since 1991, our focus is on helping the poorest rural communities through technological innovation, social enterprising and community development.

We envision a society where technology and development systems exist in harmony with nature and serve as foundation of growth and sustainable development where people live in abundance and happiness and where there is peace, freedom and equity.

Our Work

From social enterprise farming in the hills of Negros to installing ram pump systems in the mountains of Afghanistan. See our work here...

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About Us

AIDFI was the brainchild of four persons who rose from the ranks of the National Federation of sugar workers...

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Social enterprising, politics and personal stories. Keep up to date with all things AIDFI in our blog...

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Agos Ram Pump Projects

Launched in November 2011 in partnership with Earth Day Network Philippines and the Coca Cola Foundation Philippines, the Agos Project features our ram pump as it's core component. We have exceeded the original goal of 100 projects, and are proud to continue to bring fresh water and fresh starts to over 160 Filipino communities and counting.

Better access to water results in fewer incidences of water-borne diseases in the communities and requires less time and effort spent on fetching water from distant sources, leading to improved health conditions and increased opportunities for income generation. The goal of the project was to build ram pump systems in 100 poor, upland communities in celebration of the 100 years of Coca-Cola in the Philippines.

144 Projects

The number of ram pump projects funded by the Coca-Cola Foundation and completed in the Philippines from 2011-Present.

118214 Beneficiaries

The number of people from 2011-Present that have benefitted from the ram pump projects installed in their communities.

8851 Filters

The number of table top water filters that have been distributed to household beneficiaries from 2014-Present.

Turnover Ceremony of an Agos Ram Pump Project

The Coca-Cola Foundation, in partnership with the Alternative Indigenous Development Foundation, Inc. turned over an Agos Ram Pump Project that is benefitting more than 140 households Sitio Binalbagan, Brgy. Masulog and Sitio Can-urong, Brgy. Puso in La Castellana.

The turnover ceremony was attended by the President and General Manager of Coca-Cola Philippines, Mr. Diego Granizo; Legal and Corporate Affairs Director of Coca-Cola FEMSA Philippines, Mr. Juan Lorenzo Tañada; President of Coca-Cola Foundation, Philippines, Inc., Ms. Maria Cecilia Alcantara;  and Vice President for Public Affairs and Communications of Coca-Cola Philippines, Atty. Adel Tamano.