Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation
Sta. Cruz, Zamboanga
71 families and 35 Hope Paddlers
Ecotourism and fishing village
Project Proposal: An eco-tourism initiative in the twin Sta. Cruz islands, for the benefit of the local Sama-Bangui tribe.
When YBH joined a mangrove-planting activity on Sta. Cruz Island organized by the city LGU, they saw the plight of the resident Sama-Banguigui tribe who lived in ramshackle houses on the island paradise. But they also saw the beauty of the island with its pink-sand beaches and pristine mangrove forests. Hoping to help the locals earn sustainably from their natural resources, YBH sought to use its yellow boats as vehicles for eco-tourism. Potential for eco-tourism through the yellow boats.