Social enterprise boosts incomes in Quezon
Since fishing is a seasonal industry, fisherfolks like Enrico De Rama, manager of Aqua, have to look for other sources of income during the months where monsoon winds are prevailing in Tayabas Bay.
“Sa panahon ng January to May, ‘kung focus ka talaga sa dagat, kikita ka ng halos PHP 20,000 to PHP 25,000. ‘Pag habagat, pahinga ka na.”
Working in various jobs during these lean months can only provide Rico PHP 300 a day, barely enough for the rest of his family.