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, 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.
Tuesday, 05 August 2014 11:42
“Refrain from having a love affair with the big screen,” was just one of the many tips on delivering an effective pitch that were given during the recent Peace and Equity Foundation’s (PEF) partners meeting last July 23-24 in Quezon City.
Public speaking consultants from OCCI and Performex shared their views on the basic elements of an effective pitch during the trial pitch made by PEF’s social enterprise partners. The trial presentation also gave way for the assessment of the level of competency of PEF partners on making a business pitch.
Monday, 04 August 2014 12:54
The Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF) participated in the recently concluded 2014 League of Corporate Foundation’s CSR Expo last July 29-31, 2014 at the Glorietta 2 Activity Center, Makati City.
PEF showcased products from social enterprise partners’ namely Laua-an Multi-Purpose Cooperative (LMPC) of Antique, Atok Arabica Coffee Growers Marketing Cooperative (ATACOGMAC) of Benguet and Healthy Sweets of Panabo City.
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.
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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.