Preparing the next gen of social entrepreneurs

In 2011, twenty-six-year-old Jamir Ocampo founded the social enterprise (SE), Tsaa Laya to provide livelihood to mothers and women relocated from overpopulated Manila. The herbal plants and tea processing facility was established inside a resettlement area in Calauan, Laguna Jamir, now 33, is also the brains behind Roots Katipunan, a co-working space and lifestyle store […]

Learning cacao

Known to have the biggest chunk of cacao production in the country, Davao region naturally boast of active cacao stakeholders, some of whom gathered in a Cacao Learning Exchange in Davao City last 23-24 November 2018.  Facilitated by the Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF) that has been at the forefront in supporting social enterprises in […]

ZEP calls for partnerships, collaboration to help poor families

On 27 November 2018, Zero Extreme Poverty Philippines 2030 (ZEP 2030) held its General Assembly, following the launch of the network in 2015.  The event reflected the growing passion of its members to create a sustainable and long-term plan to help extremely poor families become self-sufficient.   ZEP 2030, a coalition of civil society-led movement […]

The Perfect Cup of Coffee

The province of Benguet is known to produce up to 40 percent of vegetables in Luzon.  But in the town of Atok, the residents have set their sights on one agricultural product, coffee. Being part of the Cordillera Mountain Range, the coffee farmers trek through foothills to pick only the red-ripe coffee cherries from the […]

Benguet coop makes a mark in the coffee industry

The Autonomous Cordillera Region straddles the lush and mineral-rich Cordillera Mountain Range and is considered home to one of the best producers of coffee in the country. This recognition is galvanized when Benguet province won three of six awards in the Philippine Coffee Quality Competition in March this year. The cool and refreshing air in Benguet province is […]

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