The PEF Story

In 2001, the Caucus of Development NGO Networks (CODE-NGO), in its quest to eradicate poverty in the Philippines, founded Peace Equity Access for Community Empowerment Foundation Inc, or Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF) through a donation of Php 1.34 billion from the sale of Poverty Eradication and Alleviation Certificates (PEACe Bonds). Guided by its social […]

PEF extends relief to typhoon-stricken communities

While struggling through the effects of the lingering COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of families from many parts of Luzon faced yet another crisis last month: the devastation of Super Typhoon Rolly. The damage on infrastructure and agriculture is estimated to be at P9.3 billion in severely hit Bicol region, where Rolly made landfall at its strongest, […]

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 […]

Farmers are raising goats… and their livelihood too

The Negros Island Region is known for its agriculture and vast fields of farms, and none is greener than the town of Calatrava. Having one of the most suitable plantation areas in the island, the community and families of this farming town in Negros Occidental have long heavily relied on the fruits and vegetables they […]

List of Projects

PEF list of projects SOCIAL ENTERPRISES IN C4 PHP 33,950,000 COCONUT CACAO CANE SUGAR Village-level processing of organic virgin coconut oil Quezon Green Life Coco Products 7,800,000 Facility expansion for chocolate production Bohol Dalareich Food Products* 500,000 Block farming expansion and diversification (in partnership with Rabobank Foundation) Negros Oriental Crossing Ibos Farmers Credit Cooperative 20,650,000 […]

A Gentle shaft of light shines on Kadtabanga through Shariah

The ex-combatants in Kadtabanga Inc. are waging another ‘war’ against poverty that they hoped will be more sustainable and long-lasting through the implementation of Shariah Financing in Mindanao. It’s not every day that one encounters a great woman Moro leader who not only commands respect and allegiance from her fellow leaders from the opposite sex, […]

Musharaka for Peace

Islamic Financing is available to regular savers, investors and homebuyers, but unlike standard deals they don’t charge interest, and Rebecca could attest to that.It might be easy to underestimate Rebecca Timan. She’s soft-spoken and unassuming, almost shy.A 40-year-old Filipino Muslim mother of three, she runs a small “sari-sari”—a neighborhood convenience store—to help make ends meet. […]

CONGRATULATIONS to the 3 winners!

CONGRATULATIONS to the 3 winners of Impact Hub Fellowship on Sustainable Energy Solutions with WWF-Philippines and Peace & Equity Foundation: CleverHeat Inc., a solar-powered refrigeration system; HiGi Energy, makers of environment-friendly briquettes for cooking; andSolarSolutions Inc., portable solar energy stations for lighting, water purification, mobile phone charging, and refrigeration. Peace & Equity Foundation in partnership […]

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