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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Tuesday, 09 September 2014 10:28
Around 20 million Filipinos still derive water from unsafe sources such as self-built pumps, unprotected wells, and undeveloped springs due to lack of access to stable connections. Given the potential of people’s organizations to bridge this access gap, the Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF) gathered nine community-based water operators for a learning event last September 3 to 4, 2014 in Quezon City.
Tuesday, 02 September 2014 10:23
If the famous Panagbenga festival has not already positioned Benguet as the flower capital of the Philippines, then surely the growing cut flower industry will seal the deal. From only 1000 growers in 2003 to more than 6000 growers in 2012, the local flower industry has grown by more than 600% in the last decade. Currently, Benguet already takes care of more than 50% of all roses, gladiolas and chrysanthemums produced in the Philippines.
Monday, 18 August 2014 10:36
The Peace and Equity Foundation brings you the 3rd Social Enterprise Conference, with the theme “Business Competitiveness and Continuity of Social Enterprises.”
Slated in 26-28 November 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Ortigas, the event is the ideal platform to share knowledge, discuss ideas, acquire new learning, and learn best SE industry practices among SE experts, SE stakeholders, and business and civil society organizations.
The PEF Primer: Sustainability Through Social Enterprise
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The British Council in partnership with the Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF) is happy to announce the call for applications for this year’s I am a Changemaker Social Enterprise Ideation Camp from 19 – 25 October 2014. This year, we are looking for changemakers for Resiliency, Reconstruction and Recovery.
The Camp aims to bring together 40 young people from ages 18-30 who would like to be leaders of social change in their communities. The camp will enable the changemakers to tap into their creative side while offering a space to exchange, foster thinking and collaboration about groundbreaking social innovation through social enterprise.
Source: Read more at www.britishcouncil.ph
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.
Source: Read more at www.cordaid.org
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
Mars, a major chocolate company, buys cacao beans from Davao.