MARADECA , the Maranao People Development Center Inc. is a non-stock, non-profit service-oriented institution catering the needs of the Moro People in their struggle and quest for peace, socio-economic advancement, and development. It adopts a people-centered, community-based, integrated, and sustainable development framework which creatively reflects the aspirations of one Moro People.
MARADECA's mandate is centered on the situations of the “deprived“ and the “neglected“ around the urban and rural communities of Marawi City and Lanao del Sur. It primarily works toward addressing the plight of internally displaced persons (IDPs) to uphold peace; transform conflict situation, and promote development landscape around Mindanao. Most of its continuing programs are focused on the promotion of women and children's welfare in health, sanitation, education, and peace-building. This is our clear manifestation for marginalized peoples' participation in development.