Globe and ECHOstore officially became partners in Globe Bridging Communities’ Enterprise Development Program. This is the community leadership and entrepreneurship component of Globe Telecom’s CSR program for community leaders and micro-entrepreneurs in the countryside and has benefited more than 24,000 Filipino leaders and micro-entrepreneurs from more than 4,000 barangays all over the Philippines.
When Globe’s Community Relations team’s community consultation with various community leaders nationwide showed an increase in the need for projects which is geared towards economic development to help their constituents find alternative sources of income besides employment, Globe ComRel suggested an “entrepreneurship” component in the company’s strategic CSR programs.
Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP)
" Helping People Help Themselves is the guiding principle of the PBSP, the first of its kind in Southeast Asia being the only non-profit consortium of corporations leading the advocacy on and the practice of corporate social responsibility, (CSR) and corporate citizenship. It is the largest corporate-led, non-profit social development foundation in the Philippines.
PBSP is at the forefront in the fight against poverty through trailblazing programs developed and implemented with the strategic commitment of more than 230 PBSP member-companies. Its membership consists of large, medium-scale and small enterprises committed to the common goal of empowering the poor through the practice of corporate social responsibility (CSR). PBSP operates nationwide, with programs in Education, Health and Water, Area Resource Management, and Enterprise Development. Working with partners and communities, PBSP's programs assist the poor towards self-reliance and improved quality of life.
R2R is a social business enterprise in partnership with the women of Payatas.
Starting with only 24 women who were earning Php 200 per week from making rugs from rags, today, the group has expanded to more than 100 women profitably earning for their families and communities. Fashion designer Rajo Laurel inspires these women by designing for them elegant fashion items under the RIIR label.
Correctional Institute for Women (CIW)
Set in the middle of Mandaluyong City and founded in 1931, CIW is a prison that keeps women convicts in custody for their safety and for the protection and security of society and to prepare and rehabilitate these women for a better life upon eventual freedom from confinement. More than 1,500 inmates young and old join workshops to create crafts to earn a little money to pay for many of the prisons amenities like hot water and small additional comforts such as three-in-one coffee sachets and snacks, or financing medical treatments. Craft making has become an essential part of their lives in confinement, and is a way to focus their attention and release their creative energies.
Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF)
This foundation reaches the poorest of the poor communities alleviating poverty and marginalization through developmental programs and projects.
Foundation for People Development
The Foundations for People Development (FPD) is a voluntary consortium of non-government organizations that have agreed to work together for greater effectiveness and synergy in undertaking genuine people development programs, laying emphasis on savings mobilization, values formation, entrepreneurial development, and business networking.
At ECHOstore, they are represented by the Community and Cooperative Marketing Enterprise (CME) that assists co-ops, micro and small entrepreneurs in marketing. It is looking to operate the franchise system of CME Koop Marts (a brand name owned by FPD-CME Project). Their products range from food products, handmade paper, coffee and abaca textiles
Filipinas Fair Trade Ventures (FFTV)
FFTV advocates for fair trade principles. It aims to promote sustainable development of excluded and disadvantaged producers by providing better trading conditions, awareness raising and campaigning.
Gawad Kalinga (GK)
Gawad Kalinga is a total community development program that aims to transform slums into beautiful and productive communities to restore the dignity of the poor. GK is currently helping its villages establish sustainable community-based enterprises. All village beneficiaries are being taught to be self-sustaining business entrepreneurs to help them strive for a better quality of life and promote the value of bayanihan .
Yabang Pinoy is a campaign to raise awareness and heighten the Filipino people's ethos, dignity, and pride by advocating the use of a piece of braided abaca that aims to make a statement. Other products, such as shirts, bakya, bags, and bookmarks, promote Filipino design and product excellence.
The goal of Yabang Pinoy is to unite the Filipino people in believing in themselves and in fellow Filipinos. The campaign was founded by a group of young, active, and nationalistic Filipinos who realized that one of the gravest problems faced by the Philippines today is Filipinos not believing in their nationality and doubting their identity.
Alter Trade products are produced from certified organic farms. Producers are regularly updated and trained to comply with international organic and fair trade standards. Alter Trade, which was founded in Negros during the 1986 sugar crisis, now serves more than 5,000 small producers in 5 regions in the country and 14 federations of networks of Consumers' Cooperatives and Fair Trade consumers in 9 countries in Asia, Europe and USA.
PinoyME or Filipino Micro-Enterprise is a private sector, multi-stakeholder, social consortium that aims to contribute to reducing poverty in the country by providing 5 million poor people with financial and non-financial services and mobilizing P5 billion in new capital for microfinance in 5 years. It will achieve these goals through capacity building, resource mobilization, business development services, and knowledge management. ECHOstore will be selling the products of the small micro-enterpreneur programs which PinoyME supports.
Ayala Waste MarketCenter for Social Development
Ayala Foundation, Inc.
10th Floor, BPI Building
Paseo de Roxas corner Ayala Ave.
Legaspi Village, Makati City 1200, Philippines
Tel: (632) 752-1060 to 61
Web: www.ayalafoundation.org / E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Schedule: Goldcrest parking lot, Makati - every 2nd Friday of the month
Alabang Town Center parking lot, Muntinlupa - every 3rd Friday of the month
TriNoma parking lot, Quezon City - every 4th Friday of the month.
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig - every 2nd Saturday of the month
Philippine Airlines (PAL) Mabuhay Miles
Philippine Airlines (PAL) Mabuhay Miles Elite and Premier Miles Elite recently signed a partnership agreement with ECHOstore. Barbara Aragon (PAL Assistant Vice President for Products) and Ria Domingo (PAL Program Development and Communications Manager) represented PAL Mabuhay Miles to ink a deal offering members a special treat when they shop at ECHOstore. A minimum purchase of P500 at the country's first sustainable lifestyle store entitles the cardholder to a free cup of freshly brewed Philippine coffee while shopping.
As part of their global diversity program, started buying coffee from ECHOstore under the "Women in Coffee" program where ECHOstore sources its coffee from women-led communities in Benguet and Sulu, and soon, Kalinga.