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.
Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF) together with Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation (RMAF) organized a learning event entitled “Rising Above the Rubble” with awardee and Metta Development Foundation founding member, Lahpai Seng Raw. It was held at the Tower Club in Philam Life, Makati last December 3, 2013.
Metta Development Foundation had been successful in addressing the problems of population displacement and emergency relief in Myanmar’s conflict zones. Its leadership was proven when it took the forefront in the development of communities after typhoon Nargis affected Myanmar. Typhoon Nargis was considered as the worst calamity that hit Myanmar in recorded history. From the rubbles caused by the typhoon, Metta took the lead in massive rehabilitation, reconstruction and development efforts that benefitted thousands of typhoon victims.
As home to most of the heirloom rice varieties in the Philippines, Baguio was chosen as the venue for another Good News Kapihan forum last Nov. 6, 2013. The event was graced by representatives from the Department of Trade and Industry of the Cordillera Administrative Region (DTI-CAR), the Department of Agriculture-CAR, the Provincial Government of Benguet, the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), and national and regional press.
The Kapihan aimed to provide a venue for the sharing of stories and experiences on the production, distribution, and consumption of traditional or heirloom rice grown by indigenous communities in the Cordillera Mountain Range in Northern Luzon. [read more]
An estimated 11.3 million people in over nine regions in the Philippines are directly affected by typhoon Yolanda. The victims are still in dire need of basic food, water, shelter, clothing and medicine.
The Peace and Equity Foundation is coordinating relief operations. You can send your donations to the following drop off points:
Peace and Equity Foundation Office
#69 Esteban Abada St., Loyola Heights, Quezon City
Contact number: 02-426-8402 loc 108
Pagtambayayong Foundation, Inc.
102 P. del Rosario Extension
Cebu City, Philippines
Contact number: 09228208695
Iloilo Code NGOs, Inc. (ICODE)
210DB Ledesma St. Jaro, Iloilo City
Health Innovations Multipurpose Cooperative and Clinic
34 M.J Cuenco Ave. corner T. Padilla St. Cebu City
Peace and Equity Foundation Office
#37 3rd St. Ecoland Subd., Phase 1 cor. Quimpo Blvd., Davao City
The PEF Primer: Sustainability Through Social Enterprise
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At the Good News Kapihan at 1896 Bed and Breakfast in this city, Ricardo Torres Jr. , program manager of Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF), an organization that promotes community-based and sustainable social enterprise, said climate change has churned out deadly typhoons. Human error has caused unprecedented floodings. This combination has wrought havoc on the palay. To read the full article, check this out.
How do you make sure that your social enterprise succeeds, where others have failed? A group of experts in the UK came up with the necessary skills that social entrepreneurs need.These include having management skills to handle the business, adaptability to adapt to constant changes, innovation, decision-making, and a number of other skills. To read the full article, check this out. [http://www.theguardian.com/social-enterprise-network/2013/jun/12/open-door-social-enterprise-success]
The Philippines is exporting traditional / heirloom rice to California & Montana USA and Vancouver, Canada. In 2012, the country exported a total of 21.65 MT with a value of Php 1,298,790.00