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.

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