A league of extraordinary people
Accomplishing the impossible has been their specialty
It takes real heart to do the work that these exceptional enterprises are doing. From agriculture, to education, maternal health, to empowering women, and even eco- transportation- our enterprises provide solutions for an array of issues.
Empowering women through flexible, online jobs
40,000 + women | 300+ virtual assistants | 100+ jobs matched
Connected Women is a social impact startup dedicated to helping Filipino women find meaningful online careers working as virtual assistants for small businesses and startups. Connected Women tackles unemployment by providing better career opportunities to thousands of women and their families. Through their matching platform, they match virtual assistants with entrepreneurs around the globe. They have built a strong network of over 40,000 women in the Philippines and elsewhere and through their events and training, they have built a support network to up-skill and empower women.
Eliminating financial barriers for small farmers
1300 small loans | 800+ farmers | 4000+ Filipino funders
Cropital is a peer-to-peer lending platform that provides affordable credit to farmers by connecting them to lenders and providing access to financial products and agricultural services that help them manage risks and maximize harvests. In order to link farmers to capital, they have created a crowdfunding platform to finance uncollateralized loans offered to farmers at a 2% per month interest rate which farmers pay back to lenders after a six-month period.
Cropital has made loan applications easy and low-cost for farmers by deploying field officers to rural communities and partnering with agriculture stores and farmer groups to facilitate loan applications. Their efforts are complemented by their offline-first technology which allows them to gather data and process loans from multiple provinces. They manage risks for lenders through their own credit scoring model which is based on data gathered from over 800 smallholder farmer borrowers. Cropital outperforms informal lending sources because in addition to having no collateral requirement, their interest rate remains at 2% per month.
Empowering Filipino youth to build a successful future
10 million students reached | 500+ education institutions | 50 foundations
Edukasyon is a Philippine education technology start-up with the mission of empowering Gen Z youth (age 13-23) to make better-informed education, career and life choices. They operate Edukasyon.ph, an online platform that offers students relevant tools, resources and content that enhances the education to employment journey by bridging access to hundreds of local and foreign institutions – schools and corporations, alike. Edukasyon, which also operates the website FindUniversity, www.finduniversity.ph, reaches more than 10 million Filipino Gen Z students each year.
Providing quality, affordable maternal healthcare to rural women
360 births | 2 clinics | 3 midwives
NanayCare Inc. is a maternal, child, and reproductive health service provider. NanayCare is currently running a birthing clinic in rural Philippines. It is a Securities and Exchange Commission-registered company, a licensed birthing clinic by the Department of Health, and accredited health facility by PhilHealth. NanayCare is focused on problem-solving for issues and hurdles in maternal, child, and reproductive health care.
NanayCare has been in operation since 2014 and its management has continually improved its processes and protocols for the ultimate goal to create a network of birthing centers, a pool of highly trained midwives, using cost-effective technology, and having PhilHealth as the financing mechanism to provide quality maternal and newborn care to Filipinos.
NanayCare has had 360 successful birth deliveries since they started in 2014. They are currently running a clinic in rural Pampanga allowing them to reach people with limited access to maternal healthcare.
Clean energy that moves people
500,000 passengers | 11 fleet drivers | 5 electric vehicles
The sunE integrated solar-electric shuttle service model delivers low-speed last mile transportation. Our vision is to create an international network of franchise style transportation operators with integrated EV fleet and solar power operations.
sunE has had over half a million riders to date, providing stable jobs to 11 fleet drivers. They have also started measuring GHG emissions reduced by using their e-vehicles, and for the first half of 2019, they have contributed 2,935.5 kg of GHG reduction.
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