As a vehicle for inclusive growth and rural economic expansion, social enterprises (SEs) enable improvement in the quality of life of the individuals and positive change to the communities. SEs also give market-based solutions to the lack of basic delivery of social services.

That is why organizations involved in SEs are empowered by entrepreneurship, finding bigger fulfillment in doing business while bringing the poor households in their respective industries to gain and sustain incomes.

Know the secrets for success from the men and women behind our partner social enterprises! 

Women power farming in San Isidro
Wilma Puno, 75, dispelled the notion that only men can work in the farms, saying that for 40 years, she has maintained 1.8 hectares of coconut and cacao farm.

SE works for Loreto Davis
As a liaison officer in San Isidro municipal hall, Loreto Davis, 57, hopes to retire early so he can focus on managing his 1.7-hectare farm with 200 trees of coconut and 500 hills of cacao.

Farmers benefit from GAP, leadership training
Eduardo Gonzaga, chair of LAMPCO Management Consultative Council in Sawata, said the new ideas and practices learned in training will be adopted in his 2.6-hectare coconut and cacao farm.

Increase of income seen for fisherfolks in Padre Burgos
Obet Ocampo, 55, is one of the 24 beneficiaries of fiberglass boats and fishing gears provided by PEF as a subsidized loan.