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.
Some years after PEF was founded in 2001, I was faced with tough questions from the general assembly. They wanted to know if our resources truly reached the poor or produced its desired outcomes. They also asked if people's lives changed for the better. After reviewing several hundred projects that PEF assisted, it became clear that poor households would have a better chance of making it out of poverty if they had enterprises.
Thus, in the third PEF strategic plan (2011–2015), we now aim for households to gain a steady foothold on sustained livelihoods and incomes through social enterprise. In deciding our new focus of assistance, we need to understand that social enterprises, or SEs, were real-world businesses. In order to achieve social impact, they also need to make money.
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.