Continuing Marissa Camacho’s legacy by empowering women

On its 21st founding anniversary on November 29, 2022, the Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF) awarded the Marissa Camacho Legacy Fund (MCLF) to Kabuhayan sa Ganap na Kasarinlan Credit and Savings Cooperative (KCOOP). The Marissa Camacho Legacy Fund is a Php22 million fund for advancing women entrepreneurship and supporting social enterprise innovation, youth leadership, and […]

CSOs collaborate to support urban poor in Caloocan

Caloocan City is one of the biggest and most densely populated cities in the Philippines. According to the 2018 official poverty statistics of the Philippine Statistics Agency (PSA), it has a total population of 1.6 million and a poverty incidence of 4.7%, the highest in the National Capital Region.  When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the […]

Carinderias boom amidst the pandemic

Carinderias boom amid pandemic

Aling Nila Serrano has been operating her carinderia (food stall) for 13 years.  She used to welcome an average of 100 customers daily, but since the coronavirus outbreak, the number of visitors dwindled to 25 to 30. “Noon, mga 10 a.m. pa lang, ubos na ang aming paninda. Dahil sa pandemya, humina ang benta namin […]