Rural Service Delivery Schemes (Phase I)

Code:    Proj-58
Date:    07/01/1976 - 10/01/1977
Duration: 15 Months

The project covered five different sites, involving 27 barrios with a combined population of 40,000. Clients were rural families whose sources of livelihood were farming and fishing.  Several project strategies were employed:

(1) Use of locally trained workers. About a hundred of local leaders were recruited by the "barangays" (smallest political units) in the five project sites to serve as motivators, each motivator serving 60-80 households. They were given a three-day intensive training on the different concepts in family planning programs as well as the skills needed to enable them to carry out these programs.

(2) Household visitations. Each motivator was provided with a list of households to visit in his "purok" or area. Motivated couples were given three months supply of condoms and pills.

(3) Follow-up and referrals. Each motivator made follow-up visits to the households after two months, during which acceptors' supplies of contraceptives were replenished or the acceptors were referred other methods such as the intrauterine device and sterilization and to family planning clinics offering such devices.

(4) Promotion of family planning activities in the community. The family planning workers met with couples and, together, they generated ideas and drew parallelisms between family planning and their occupational beliefs, practices, equipment, domestic plants and animals, household articles, tradition, and beliefs. Also, slogans and couplets pertinent to a particular idea were coined to reinforce the message being communicated.