Elsie Gaches Village


Project location: Manila
Number of children supported: 500
Type of support: cottage rebuilding, construction works
Period of support: since 2005
Contact at primavera board: Sebastian Krieger

Elsie Gaches Village in Alabang, Muntinlupa serves as the only government institution that provides care and rehabilitation to around 500 abandoned, neglected, dependent, and foundling children as well as adults with special needs.

The residents of Elsie Gaches Village (EGV) are able to live normal lives because of the nurturing environment the center provides through its various services and programs. However, EGV relies heavily on donations, as the budget allocation towards social work is nominal with no room to spare for special works and projects.

In 2019, with the help of primavera, EGV was able to remove the asbestos roofs from its three cottages – a hazard to its almost 500 residents. The asbestos roofing was replaced by special sheets to ensure safety and protection of the residents, staff, visitors and benefactors.

With the newly renovated cottages, previous residents were able to move back, giving them a safe space to attend the special care that they need.

Primavera has been a steadfast supporter of Elsie Gaches Village since 2005. Playground construction, kitchen renovation, cottage renovation, clinic renovation are some of the efforts that the organization has extended in its 15 years of support.

Homepage Elsie Gaches


  • Capital: Manila
  • Area 300.000 km²
  • Population: 108.100.000 (2019)