PEF focuses on developing business solutions and investments for social enterprises that help rural households gain better incomes and move out of poverty.
In 2001, Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF) was organized to administer a civil society fund for poverty reduction and community empowerment programs. Here are the 10 impactful stories representing the Foundation’s milestones during its first 10 years.
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Monday, 21 July 2014 10:30
The year 2013 has been a trying time for many of our fellow citizens, especially in the Visayas and Mindanao areas because of the several natural and man-made calamities that hit the Philippines. These brought untold miseries, killed thousands and disrupted the livelihood and way of living of many of our kababayans.
With all these setbacks that tested the Filipino resiliency, the Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF) realized that aside from promoting social enterprises as means to transform poor communities, it should also prepare its partner civil society organizations to be in the forefront of emergency response efforts.
Tuesday, 08 July 2014 11:46
Ilog is a 2nd class municipality in Negros Occidental composed of 15 barangays. The area was named as such because of its proximity to the Ilog-Hilabangan river basin. In addition, Panay Gulf lies on its left side which makes fishing one of the residents’ main forms of livelihood.
Despite being surrounded by different water bodies, it is ironic that stable access to safe drinking water still remains a dream for many of Ilog residents. Only three out of the 15 barangays have household connection to potable water. Dancalan Ilog Waterworks and Agro-Industrial Multi-purpose Cooperative (DIWAGRIMPCO) remains the largest potable water supplier in the area.
Friday, 20 June 2014 13:04
The Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF), in partnership with Ateneo De Davao University - Tropical Institute for Climate Studies (TroPICS), has organized the first capacity development training for their partners in Mindanao about Disaster Risk Reduction – Climate Change Adatation (DRR-CCA).
The said training aims to identify and appreciate the imperatives and challenges of the changing climate (climate risks) on communities, livelihood and environment of PEF partners' areas of operations in Mindanao; assess the strengths and weaknesses of the PEF partner institutions vis-a-vis the imperatives and challenges of the changing climate in their area of operations; identify the emerging niche of PEF partner institutions emanating from the challenges and opportunities of the changing climate regime in the area operations; and integrate and mainstream DRR-CCA in the vision, mission, goals, objectives, structures, programs and operation.
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Sulangan, Guiuan, Eastern Samar Philippines - I will remember him as Number 16. He knew me as Hotel Room 2. It was my first weekend in Sulangan, the first island that Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) devastated eight months ago. Over coffee, he talked about how the typhoon shattered the glass windows of the blue hotel.
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One film of my youth was Gone with the Wind. I have watched it over and over a number of times. One striking image I always have is that of Scarlet O’Hara dramatically kneeling on the ground, blazing Tara behind her, in the silhouette dramatically calling in God as her witness. Part of her whole story was the love for Tara her home, and the land on which it stood. The sweeping epic was the history of the southern lands shared by both landowners and their cotton field slaves.
Source: Read more at www.philstar.com
In every casual conversation in the Philippines, and in Davao in particular, a new type of fruit popped up (such as mangosteen or pomelo) that I simply durian. to sample before returning to Manila. Definitely not an unpleasant task – although I still have mixed feelings about the overwhelmingly pungent
Bananas are at least something I was more than familiar with. But upon visiting Magirco, a social enterprise partner of the Peace and Equity Foundation, I realized I had never seen quite so many bananas all together in one place.
Source: Read more at www.cordaid.org
Did you know that in 2011, an average of 3 natural disaters occur per month in Western Visayas, affecting an average of 4,411 families?
Source: Read more at www.nscb.gov.ph