fueled by stories.

We started our work because of the story of the Yangil Tribe and their home. This story has sent us across our country meeting new friends, exploring far-off lands, and most importantly, showing us just how powerful stories are. Stories can change the world-- they're already touching lives.

Our goal is to tell the stories of the Philippines to Filipinos, and by doing so, gather more support for our indigenous groups who deserve much more. In sharing the stories of our home, we can get a better understanding of what it means to protect it.

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A story crafted from our typhoon relief on the Philippine island of Catanduanes Story by Issa Barte

Photos by Ivan Torres and Issa Barte

The Story that brought us here

The trip that started the journey

Story by Issa Barte

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Photo by Issa Barte

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What do we lose when we lose our forests?

A story of loss and of hope.

Story by Issa Barte


Photo by Issa Barte

Photo by Ivan Torres