CFC-FFL Work with the Poor
is CFC-FFL's Work with the Poor?
CFC-FFL's Work with the Poor (CFC-WWP) is one of the social
ministries of Couples for Christ Foundation for Family and
Life living out one of its core values which is "living
a preferential option for the poor."
is WWP's statement of vision?
one is in need. Every Catholic helping the least of their
brethren, living out the spirit of the first Christian community
where they shared things in common.
is WWP's statement of mission?
every parish to have work with the poor, leading to massive
work of poverty eradication/
is WWP's Framework?
Work with the Poor (WWP) is an integral part of CFC-FFL's
Social Ministries. It relies on the other ministries to
provide the critical input in the implementation of its
key components, namely, health, education, livelihood and
environmental components. While the other ministries have
broader applications in the realm of God's justice, they
also focus on the unique needs of the poor.
is the scope of CFC-FFL's WWP?
scope of WWP consists of work in restoration communities,
in mission communities, and member housing
Villages (RVs) are contiguous areas of
holistic development. The land parcels on which these
villages stand are outright donations, owner-authorized
for long-term (usufruct), or collective acquisition
by the beneficiaries through some form of community
mortgage. Thus, restoration communities are only being
implemented when there is legal basis for land occupancy.
Villages (MVs), on the other hand, are
CFC-FFL's response to the needs of poor communities
occupied by "informal settlers" (a.k.a. squatters).
Through the years, various CFC chapters have adopted
their own mission communities. While work in these mission
areas consist mainly of evangelization, thus, welcoming
many poor members into the CFC fold, material upliftment
has been more in the nature of outreach, informal and
sporadic. Infrastructure development in these communities
are restricted or limited due to legal considerations.
But the other development components, when applicable,
are full-blown implementation, going beyond outreach.
Housing Initiatives (MHIs) are CFC-FFL's
affirmative response to the clamor of the poor CFC-FFL
members who reside in mission communities and the homeless,
in general, to be accommodated in restoration villages.
The initiatives result in the establishment of restoration
villages for these members or the provision of stand-alone
houses, as the case may be. There is a deliberate and
positive action to accommodate poor CFC-FFL members
into RVs.. When there are opportunities available, the
local chapter head approves the transfer of qualified