LINGKOD SA KAPWA PILIPINO (LINKAPIL) OR LINK FOR PHILIPPINE DEVELOPMENT
Inspired by the collective strength of a global community of millions of overseas Filipinos that has contributed immensely to Philippine economic development and resilience in times of calamities and natural disasters, the Lingkod sa Kapwa Pilipino (Link for Philippine Development) or LINKAPIL is a program designed and established by CFO in 1989 resulting in the forging of broader and deeper partnerships among Filipinos beyond borders.
The LINKAPIL provides a mechanism for the transfer of various forms of resources from Filipinos overseas to support small-scale, high-impact projects that address the country’s social and economic development needs. Specifically, LINKAPIL funnels diaspora philanthropy to four major areas of development assistance: 1) support the education of Filipino youth through scholarship grants, purchase of educational materials, and construction of classrooms; 2) provision of livelihood opportunities by financing income generating activities of marginalized sectors or victims of natural calamities; 3) fuelling growth through small infrastructure projects such as water wells, latrines and houses; and, 4) contributing to healthy communities through feeding programs, conduct of medical missions or donation of medicines, medical supplies and equipments.
In 2016, P119.493.475.60 million worth of donations were channeled thru the LINKAPIL Program helping 75,611 beneficiaries from 24 provinces, including Metro Manila.