At Lumago Designs, we understand that having a community impact means empowering people to improve their lives and uplift their community in the process. We approach this challenge, first and foremost, by having an understanding of the realities in the community where we work.
Assess their challenges
This community encompasses the Dumaguete City open dumpsite, an environmental hazard to all forms of life in the vicinity & downstream along the Banica river which it borders.
Many residents rely on the dumpsite by scavenging and reselling recyclable & scrap materials for measly incomes.
Nonetheless, this resourcefulness has instilled upon them an "Upcycling" way of life whereby they have learned to see the value in other people's discarded possessions to make the most for themselves and their families.
Lumago's commitment to our artisans and their greater community is borne out through our social contract with the Lumago ladies. We enable them by providing or assisting with:
FAIR LIVING WAGES
RELIABLE CONSISTENT INCOME
HEALTHCARE ASSISTANCE & MEDICATION
SOCIAL BENEFIT PROGRAMS
SAVINGS MATCHING & INTEREST FREE LOANS