The Kalipay Negrense Foundation, Inc (KNFI), with the support of Fundación MAPFRE, offers residential help to disadvantaged youth, from birth to 22 years old. The program focuses on medical care, social services and education for the boys and girls.
Ninety-five young people live in the Kalipay home and are cared for by the staff: a couple who take on a parental role, several licensed social workers, a cook, a driver, the head of laundry and the head of maintenance.
Volunteer doctors and dentists perform routine check-ups of the young people, fundamental to the development of each one.
The Kalipay house is set up to be a place where children can experience family care and the feeling of safety, and enjoy a healthy community life which helps them develop their capacities.
The Kalipay Negrense Foundation, Inc. was founded in 2007, working to take care of disadvantaged boys and girls on the Island of Negros Occidental, who have been abandoned, live in the street, or have been abused or been victims of child prostitution rings.