Our Roots

the foundation of our work and the people Guiding and driving our programs and advocacies

“When we learn how to become resilient, we learn to embrace the beautifully broad spectrum of the human experience.”



~ Jaeda DeWalt

Keeshia Austria

Keeshia initially aspired to assist individuals on a personal level by pursuing a degree in BS Psychology. However, the occurrence of Typhoon Yolanda led her to a different path, where she discovered her true calling: improving the living conditions of marginalized communities, one step at a time. Over the course of more than ten years, she has gained experience in both humanitarian response and development sector, working in various rural and urban settings. Engaging primarily in Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) and fieldwork, she finds solace away from the limelight by immersing herself in nature, chasing sunrise or sunset with her beloved dog, and preparing meals for her family.

Engaging with various marginalized sectors made her realize the deep connection between humanity and the environment. This connection is directly proportional to food security, a topic that is particularly meaningful to her as farming runs in her family, and she has fond memories of farming in her youth. She believes that every seed planted and every harvest gathered is a step towards a more inclusive and sustainable future. Together, we can cultivate hope, nourish bodies, and strengthen our moral obligation towards Mother Earth, the binding force that connects us all.


Philippines Address

Our local staff work remotely
from various parts of the Philippines (Benguet, Cebu).
 To contact our Philippines team, fill up this contact form.

US Address

Located at
The Posner Center
for International Development

1031 33rd Street, Ste. 174
Denver, CO 80205

Our US offices are based in Denver, Colorado, which is the land of the Cheyenne and Arapaho and 48 other Indigenous Tribes and Nations who call Colorado home. They are the original Stewards of this stolen land and it is because of their successes and continued hardships that we are able to engage in our collective work of restoring the indigenous practice of saving seeds.