Bahay Amihan: Support for Solo Parents

I can’t imagine going through all of these experiences of being pregnant, preparing for the
baby, or having the baby without the support of my husband. I can just imagine how difficult
life must be for single moms or even dads. I have friends who are solo parents, and to them,
I give my very loud slow clap for I really admire all the effort and strength.

For solo parents, who may be you, reading this, you are not alone in your journey. I came
across this community of solo parents called Bahay Amihan. Their goals are to promote the
rights and privileges of solo parents, mobilize communities, stakeholders, and duty bearers
to provide basic social services to solo parents and their children. They also aim to empower
solo parents through education, livelihood, and psycho-social assistance programs. In
navigating the challenges of solo parenting, it’s crucial to know that there are organizations
and support networks like Bahay Amihan to lean on. HR professionals also play a key role in
making workplaces supportive for solo parents, ensuring they feel valued and empowered in
both their personal and professional lives.

Here is a copy of their brochure:

Bahay Amihan Brochure for Solo Parents (page 1)

Bahay Amihan Brochure for Solo Parents (page 1)

Bahay Amihan Brochure for Solo Parents (page 2)

Bahay Amihan Brochure for Solo Parents (page 2)

Bahay Amihan, Inc., a non-stock, non-profit, social development organization duly registered in the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) last June 13, 2012, was founded by a solo parent, Zena Bernardo Bernardo. She herself experienced all the hardships that a solo parent would go through trying to find ways to earn for her children, who were all honor students studying in the public school system.

She was granted a scholarship in the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Marikina (PLMar) by the Office of the Mayor and pursued earning her BSEd degree and acquired license to teach Mathematics. She then pursued a career in social development work in public health and education sectors for women and children. With Bahay Amihan, she has finally found the opportunity to share the lessons she had learned through her experience as a young solo parent.

If you want to learn more about the projects of Bahay Amihan, click here:

If you want to help, you can be a volunteer. You can sponsor a solo parent/child into an empowerment program or have a collaborative project partnership with Bahay Amihan. You can also donate (cash or in-kind) to the following:

Local Bank: BAHAY AMIHAN, INC. – Banco De Oro (BDO) Savings Account No. 7330 0393 11
International Bank: IBAN : BE63 0003 2599 8408BIC – BPOTBEB1 – Communication: 100/9598/84550

I hope that this post helps spread the word about this community for solo parents. Do spread the word to people whim you think might need support.

Love lots,

Mommy Ginger

Mommy Ginger


  1. March 15, 2013 / 9:07 pm

    Thanks Ginger for sharing this. I am a solo parent and I can truly appreciate this organization. Wow! I salute the founder and all the people involved in this. From their mission down to the last activity is really amazing. Sana magkaron sa bawat city. Dream ko to dati. 🙂 But I guess God has other plans for me. Great info!

    • March 16, 2013 / 9:06 am

      Your welcome! You’re right! It would be great if there was something like this in every city 🙂

  2. LEXA
    May 7, 2015 / 9:35 am

    hi,,, any Balay amihan Org in our City? Cagayan de Oro City Region 10?
    on the process of identifying stakeholders for would be great to meet a representative that belongs to this org and at the same time is based here in Cagayan de Oro City.

    • LEXA
      May 7, 2015 / 9:38 am

      we our on the stage of wanting to make a difference about this plight and the basic way to get there is to also meet and talk and agree with the right people. thank you for replying. i will be waiting for your feedback.
      good day..

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