‘TIS the time to go holiday shopping and people are scouting out the perfect gifts for family, friends, co-workers, clients, and anyone who matters. ‘Tis also the time when many are looking for ways to make the season more meaningful.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a way to do both at the same time?
Thus, Globe Telecom enjoins everyone to consider items produced by social enterprises and local producers when buying gifts. By patronizing products from these micro-entrepreneurs, shoppers are able to help create a wonderful Christmas for many workers and their families.
Globe currently supports several social enterprises as part of its corporate social responsibility advocacy to promote sustainable livelihood in underserved communities.
Globe partner social enterprises include Bayani Brew, Bote Central, Custom Made Crafts Center, Gifts & Graces, Jacinto & Lirio, and Rurungan Sa Tubod Foundation, Inc., and Hineleban Coffee, among others. Each one boasts unique items carefully crafted using indigenous materials by communities from around the country.
Bote Central focuses on providing sustainable livelihoods to local communities using forest and agri-forest products. Its Kape’t Buhay Program provides income opportunities to local coffee farmers by equipping them with technology, training, and marketing support, among other things, in order to start their own agricoffee business. Featured by the likes of National Geographic, CNN, and the BBC, its Coffee Alamid is one of its most popular selections. (PR)
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on December 19, 2014.