Kadtuntaya Foundation, Inc. (KFI) is a non-government, non-profit and development-oriented organization, registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in July 1989 to respond to the widening social and economic gap and the growing animosity between the Moros, the Lumads and the Christian Settlers in Central Mindanao. In its early years of operation, KFI was working mostly within Cotabato City to facilitate inter-faith dialogues among the tri-people and to build awareness on the possibility of co-existence. The Organization’s work was later on expanded to providing livelihood assistance and community services to the marginalized groups in the city. With the great demand of such initiatives, KFI extended its operations to several other municipalities of Maguindanao, Sultan Kudarat, North Cotabato, with special projects in Lanao del Sur, Zamboanga, Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-tawi.
Today, KFI has a total of 64 administrative staff, development and field experts working on community organizing and strengthening; providing community services such as health campaigns, water and sanitation; facilitating agricultural and livelihood development; coordinating disaster management and peace building.
Vision: KFI envisions a politically empowered, econonomically sufficient, environmentally friendly, gender-conscious and culturally sensitive tri-people communities peacefully coexisting in equality, mutual respect and prosperity. Mission: KFI commits itself to facilitate the empowerment of the people, especially at the grassroots level, in order to collectively improve their socio-cultural, economic and political well-being. To facilitate this mission, KFI seeks all means to sustain its human, financial and material resources.
To increase participation and involvement of men and women at the grassroots level in community decision-making processes and development activities through awareness building, leadership and peoples’ organization formation, capability-building and gender advocacy;
•To improve means of livelihood and food security at the household level at all times;
•To reduce sources of conflicts and vulnerabilities of the grassroots communities that may result to displacement, loss of livelihood, violence or death;