Pumping Water Uphill to Change Lives in
Waterless Communities Worldwide
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.
The AIDFI ram pump program is our flagship program that features a complete end-to-end solution through a holistic approach
The ram pump program is a combination of technical and organizational interventions that ensures water is delivered in a sustainable way without the use of electricity or fuel, the program also empowers the community through social preparation (organizing and set-up of association for management of the system, trainings of officers, project legalities, and continuous monitoring through an app).
HOW WE WORK
We work with government and funding agencies in providing high impact projects to upland villages and farms that have no easy access to water in the Philippines and by that changing the lives of the people significantly.
ESSENTIAL OIL PROGRAM
The Essential Oil Program supports two (2) upland communities on the island of Negros that are engaged in the production of essential oills
The program is an evolution of the agricultural program of AIDFI that evolved from buying and selling crops from communities to enterprising through the setting up of the essential oil producers association. The communities feature a complete processing facility in the area of operation, the association co-operates the plant with AIDFI then buys the oil from the farmer members, and the final processing of the essential oil is done by AIDFI who also markets the final product locally and internationally.
HOW WE WORK
We work with farmer communities organized by AIDFI and customers who not only buy the product but support the social story in helping out the farmers.