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.
PEF primarily supports partnerships and programs that build, promote and scale up social enterprises. Find out how you can start a promising partnership with PEF.
Nurturing and Growing Social Enterprises
It has been more than a year since we started to build up PEF’s institutional capacity to deliver some progress towards our new thrust on social enterprise promotion and development. With perhaps an over enthusiasm on my part, I thought that PEF was prepared to hit the ground running on social enterprise initiatives. Realities on the ground, however, did not allow us to run or even do brisk walking.
We learned instead to take a few baby steps towards our goal of improving the economic well being of households and communities through social enterprise. To guide our process, we developed a 30-month roadmap on how we will nurture and grow social enterprises.
The PEF Primer: Sustainability Through Social Enterprise
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Only Italy, the UK, and South Korea have legislated measures on social enterprise. Now, a group of farmers, community enterprises, and fair trade groups are pushing for a measure that will institutionalize social entrepreneurship in the Philippines.
The "Governance of Social Enterprises: Managing Your Organization for Success" was conceived by social entrepreneurs for social entrepreneurs and those contemplating to start a social enterprise.
The British Council, in partnership with Starbucks Coffee, has provided a 100,000-pound seed money to a youth organization with the idea to organize forest-based communities to plant cacao as a reforestation specie and serve the growing market demand for chocolate.
Baluts sold in Davao come all the way from Candaba, Pampanga.