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Tiwala Kids & Communities is a Christian Charity in the Philippines. Tiwala (meaning 'Trust' in Filipino) was founded in March 2007 and has successfully operated as a licensed non-profit NGO and Social Welfare Agency [SWA] under the Department of Social Welfare & Development [DSWD] for the past nine years. Tiwala is also under the umbrella of registered British charity, Links International UK.

Tiwala is based in Legazpi City, Albay and has reached hundreds of underprivileged children and families in both rural and urban communities since inception. Tiwala's current target beneficiaries are the severely underprivileged children of Legazpi City, who either live on the streets or in the slums. Adopting a holistic approach, Tiwala runs community-based programs for the children, such as scholarship grants & basic literacy programs. Tiwala further seeks to reintegrate the children with their families, by way of family strengthening programs and creating livelihood opportunities for willing families. Tiwala's programs currently reach over 400 children and families, with a view to expansion.


"Tiwala seeks to build strong foundations in the lives of underprivileged children and families by imparting Biblical values, providing educational assistance, strengthening family relations, and augmenting family income."


Tiwala has a strong, active Board consisting of nine members and trustees. The Board makes every effort to raise local financial support and also partners with local community officials and churches for best implementation of our programs.

President Emmylou Hallig
Secretary David Matthews
Treasurer Jemari Dine Gimena
Trustee Magnolia Cano
Trustee Miguel Cano
Founder/Member Gail Narramore
Member Caroline Shepherd
Member Ying Ying Tai-Sayo
Member Tim Beer