SE is integrating the marginalized sectors into the economic mainstream.

“It has been an extraordinary year for honey,” beamed Mercedes Limsa, Executive Director of the Nagkakaisang Tribu ng Palawan (NATRIPAL). Indeed, their social enterprise Operasyong Negosyo ng Natripal (ONN) has already shipped 9 tons of wild honey to Manila and Cebu, who in turn have buyers from South Korea and the United States of America. […]


SE advances environmental protection.

The Palawan NGO Network, Inc. (PNNI) shares a common vision for social justice and equitable distribution of wealth rooted in self-help and participatory democracy. It was formed in November 1991 among several mainstream non-government organizations (NGOs) and people’s organizations (POs) in Palawan to present a broader NGO consensus. It hopes to carry more weight and […]


SE is a vehicle for inclusive growth and rural economic expansion.

The cooperative provides a reliable market outlet for about 1,600 marginal producers of native bananas who cultivate on 500 hectares of indigenous peoples’ ancestral lands. Each Manobo farmer harvests nearly 100 kilos every 15 days. As a trader and consolidator, Magirco buys up to 40 metric tons of bananas daily from its farmer-members. The product […]


SE provides a market-based solution to the continuing lack of basic service delivery among the poor.

Alliance for Sustainable Partnerships and Initiatives in Renewable Energy (ASPIRE) organizes poor isolated communities to make electrification a reality. Together with TeaM Energy Foundation, it delivered solar power to 16 barangays in Polilio Island, installed 3,400 solar home system units, and formed Renewable Energy and Community Development Associations (RECDAs) among the island’s farming and fishing […]