PEF joins 1st World Coconut Congress Exhibition

The United Coconut Associations of the Philippines Inc. (UCAP) in partnership with Philippine Coconut Authority (PSA) organized the World Coconut Congress 2018 Conference & Exhibition on August 14-16, 2018 at SMX Convention Center Manila, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City, Philippines. Peace & Equity Foundation participated in the exhibition which gave its coconut SE (social […]

Zero Extreme Poverty Convenors launch IP LeD Batch 4

Mr. Roberto Calingo talked about the role of IP social enterprises in reducing poverty and inequality in the Philippines during his keynote speech today at the Orientation and Training on Social Entreprenuership of new batch of Indigenous People (IP) LeD fellows organized by Advocafe, IP LED (Indigenous Peoples Leadership Development Academy in partnership with Zero […]

Coconut oil exports seen improving

MANILA, Philippines — The country’s coconut oil exports are expected to slightly improve this year amid better production despite the continued slide in global prices. Read more: Coconut oil exports seen improving

Fostering Sunrise Industries

The ability to identify gaps in and respond to the market is key to any enterprise’s success. Global Organic and Wellness Corporation (GlowCorp)—a marketing company set up by eight farmer groups—leveraged the health benefits of commodities grown in the Philippines to become a social enterprise (SE) competing successfully in the global market for organic products. […]

Learning by Doing

The Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF) is a learning organization on social enterprise (SE). And what better way to learn SE, than by doing SE? This is the story of the first SE venture directly managed by PEF. In behalf of one of its members, the Cordillera Network of Development NGOs (CORDNET), a self-sustaining, pro-active, […]

Leveraging Partners for Growth

Financing social enterprises (SEs) is often difficult because they are considered high-risk investments. To overcome this financing obstacle, a Bicol-based SE, Juboken Technologies, leveraged its production knowhow and pool of local partners to sustain and grow its business. Juboken processes coconut husks sourced from local farmers into coconut fiber, an effective material for controlling soil […]

Unang Taya, Taking Risks on SE Ideas

Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) must be able to yield full productivity of their acquired lands under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP). The CARAGA Region 13 is a rice producing area compelling ARBs in this region to yield substantial increases in rice production. The Philippine Agrarian Reform Foundation for National Development Inc. (PARFUND) is a […]

Propelling an NGO’s Transition to a Business Company

Healthcare in the Philippines has been criticized for being both unaffordable for and inaccessible to the poor. This is exacerbated by the little trust that Filipinos have of existing healthcare services. Fortunately, organizations like HealthDev Integrative Clinics, Inc. (HDIC) are helping address these problems. HDIC started as a program of the HealthDev Institute (HDI), a […]

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