The Power of Communities: Untold Stories of the Urban Poor in Cebu

CO BookBy: Ana Maria “Gwen” Rellin – Ngolaban

About the Book

The heart of this book is the untold stories of the urban poor and how they transformed their communities through the power of unity and collective action. It is also about the evolution of FORGE as it adapted to the changing context while maintaining community organizing as fundamental element in its development work.

The reflections of urban poor leaders show the impact of community organizing in their lives. The reflections of the community organizers express some of the dilemmas, challenges, and questions faced by today’s community organizer.

For those who work to empower communities, this book also provides some C.O. Tools.

Finally, the book can be a useful reference for a continuing doscourse on community organizing amidst a fast-changing milieu.

— Gwen

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For inquiries how to avail a copy of the book, kindly call FORGE Office at (032) 412-6862/ 412-6328 or email forge_cebu@yahoo.com. Look for Aying or Michelle.

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