C4: Optimizing the Value Chain

PEF’s emphasis on agriculture is particularly elaborated on the economic analysis of Dr. Arsenio Balisacan as used in 2011-2015 PEF Strategic Plan. It was mentioned that between 2003-2006, the percentage of poor rose despite purported economic growth and that due to a declining importance of agriculture in the national economy (as per GDP share data), […]


Midterm/Endline Impact Study of First SEs

PEF supports and enables specific projects of its SE partners to generate benefits for individuals, households, and communities. The benefits include increased sales, revenues, income and assets; and better access to basic services like water. They may spill over to non-beneficiary households and the larger community. A midterm household survey in 2015, involving the first […]


PEF SE Scale up Strategy

Excerpts from PEF partnership forum, 25 November 2016  (Roberto Calingo, PEF Executive Director) In 2011, our strategic focus shifted to social enterprises or SEs to help rural households generate income and move out of poverty. Building on proven social enterprise models, our efforts have been geared towards increasing self-sustaining households that are capable of providing for […]


PEF aids typhoon Nina victims in relief operations and recovery

Typhoon Nina slammed into eastern Philippines late evening of December 25, 2016, bringing strong winds and heavy rain and cutting off power, which forced tens of thousands of Filipinos to spend Christmas in crowded and powerless emergency shelters. The category 3 typhoon landed in the provinces of Catanduanes and Camarines Sur and put Southern Quezon and Marinduque in […]


2016 New Approved Projects

PROPONENT PROJECT TITLE TOTAL APPROVED AMOUNT Earth Life Store Supply Inc. Earthlife Expansion 2,000,000.00 Great Women Philippines Corporation Great Women: Stock Purchase Financing 1,000,000.00 Organic Options Scaling up Plan 500,000.00 Kapwa Green Style, Inc. 2016 Growth Project 500,000.00 Fresh Start Organic and Natural Food Store Fresh Start Organic Salad and Juice  Bar 500,000.00 The Churner […]


Social Entrepreneurs, CSO and industry leaders converge to build a common agenda

Citing social entrepreneurship’s capacity to empower the powerless, the Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF) urged social entrepreneurs,  civil society leaders and government to scale up their efforts and forge stronger partnerships to  build self-sufficient, self-reliant and resilient communities as it celebrated its 15th Anniversary Foundation last November 25 at the Sequoia Hotel in Quezon City. […]


Junior Master Chef goes Organic in Agri SE event

A video demonstration by Junior Master Chef Kyle Imao showcased the use of organic and sustainably grown products sourced from small agricultural social entrepreneurs and farming communities at a dinner reception celebrating the 15th Founding Anniversary of the Peace and Equity Foundation on November 25 at the Sequoia Hotel in Quezon City. PEF aspires to […]


Opportunities in Social Entrepreneurship

As part of its advocacy to promote social entrepreneurship (SE) as an approach to ease poverty, Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF) joined this year’s Social Development Celebration, an annual event of the Caucus of Development NGO Networks (CODE-NGO). The gathering happened from November 23 to 25, 2016 in Sequioa Hotel – Quezon City. PEF led […]


Three Start-ups Awarded at Impact Hub Fellowship on Sustainable Energy Solutions with WWF and PEF

Impact Hub Manila joins the energy conversation with its second fellowship program focusing on Sustainable Energy Solutions. In partnership with the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF), Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF), and supported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Impact Hub looks for the best and most innovative ideas and business enterprises designed to […]

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