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Chapter I AAA GK Molave began as a conflagration of shanties and small houses, incongruently packed amidst the narrow roads and creek which is found at the back of the village. It is a place for homes of about 200 families, many of whom are among the informal settlers of the Payatas Area. In 2006, the rights to the land were granted by the Municipal Government of Quezon City through its Community Mortgage Program and the program of Gawad Kalinga. It was also at this time that the Ateneo Alumni Association formalized their partnership with the Molave Residents Association, within the year construction had begun on the first housing units. Molave Residents’ Association is the association of residents; some level of organization among residents is required by GK before we enter any community. As the GK process unfolds, we eventually form a GK Homeowners’ Association, which we call GK Kapitbahayan (KB) which literally means GK Neighborhood. Gawad Kalinga (GK), which means to "give care" in Filipino, is officially known as the Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation, a Philippine-based poverty alleviation and nation-building movement. In the Philippines, Gawad Kalinga is building empowered communities by people with faith and patriotism; driven by a culture of caring and sharing, dedicated to eradicate poverty and restore human dignity. Its mission is to end poverty for 20 million families by 2090. AAA-GK Quick Facts | Number of Families | 194 | Number of Inhabitants | Approx. 1,000 people | Total Size of Land | 0.9 hectares | Status of the Land | Community Mortgage Program(residents now paying monthly amortization) | Lot Size per Family | 32 sqm (average) | Build Status(as of September 15, 2008) | 62 houses completed10 under construction | Fund-raising Status(in number of houses, at PhP 85,000 a house as of September 15, 2008) | For next 26

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