From hardship to relief
To add to the meager income she and her husband get from fishing, Myra Suarez Yopyop, 42, had to sell some of their catch to her neighbors.
“Ginagawa ko po minsan, kalahating kilo na lang ang binebenta dahil wala talagang bumibili (kapag isang kilo),” she said.
“Nung dumating sa’min yung project ng PEF, malaki po ang pinagbago dahil yung bangka naming maliit, ngayon mayroon ng malaki na nakakapunta sa mas malayong laot,” Myra added.
Aside from being a recipient of the boats and gears, Myra, now the treasurer of Aqua, is also active in managing the fishponds and cages that provide them additional income.