http://www.yellowboat.org/Funds used for the boats have come from all over the world, not really from the rich but from ordinary individuals who just want to help.
“Fisher folk are not comfortable with dole-outs,” said Anton Mari Lim, co-founder of the Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation.
“These are people who have long been supporting their families through the only means they know,” Lim said.
The Yellow Boat of Hope has enough funds to build 400 more boats but the group targets to build 1,000 this year. But Lim said their boats are not just given away.
“The fishermen have to do their part,” he noted.
Instead of sending boats that are ready to use, the Yellow Boat of Hope tries to give communities materials for boat-building.
This setup is convenient, Lim said, not only for the donors but also for the recipients, who can be assured of the boat’s quality.