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AGRIBLOCK BUILDERS is a social enterprise start up from the Philippines that integrates sustainable agricultural waste recycling and green construction. Inspired by the devastation of Supertyphoon Haiyan (Yolanda) almost 3 years ago, AGRIBLOCK BUILDERS saw a big problem in Tacloban City and founded an opportunity at the same time. PROBLEM: There is a large demand gap for construction materials specifically of Hollow Blocks which is the primary material in building concrete infrastructures -- sadly only 5.2% local supply can meet up with the demand. Also, the increasing rate of Rice Hull agriwastes in Eastearn Visayas contributes negatively to immediate communities surrounding rice mills and rice fields. All these problems affecting the less privileged community most. SOLUTION: In AGRIBLOCK BUILDERS we utilize these rice hull wastes and turned it into ash that we use as an aggregate in making Hollow Blocks. With its proven high silica content (under definite condition) it acts like a cement binder, that is low-cost, environmentally friendly and is stronger. Our goal in AGRIBLOCK BUILDERS is to improve the quality of life of every homeless, living in at-risk quality homes and unprivileged Filipino communities by providing them access to low-cost and stronger housing and infrastructure through sustainable green construction. If you believe in our cause, let's together revolutionize the construction industry in the Philippines. Say YES to Green! Say YES to AGRIBLOCK BUILDERS!
Looking for deal? *************************************************************************************************************Please do not forget to be part of this with some donationUSD 500: You will be invited to Manila, the Philippines, for the exclusive BBQ party in DECEMBER 2016 with Wines (optional) and the mouth-watering BBQ foods, together with the leaders from other organizations here in the Philippines. ****[If you are from Singapore, Malaysia and Philippines, we will cover your flight too][EARLY BIRD OFFER] USD 250 : You will be invited to Manila, the Philippines, for the exclusive BBQ party in DECEMBER 2016 with Wines (optional) and the mouth-watering BBQ foods, together with the leaders from other organizations here in the Philippines. USD 100: We will send a pack of our eco-charcoal to your home, and we will also include a booking service of BBQ catering for you in your houses. USD 50: We will send a pack of our eco-charcoal to your home and some sweet notes from our beneficiaries. USD 15: We will send some sweet notes from our beneficiaries. *********************************************************************************************************************** Don't like reading? Click this link for 3-min video: bit.ly/higi-video1No problem for 5 minutes reading? Here you go!Imagine,... You have a friend, living in the rural areascooking with firewood and charcoal everyday. When s/he is cooking in a small little kitchen, smoke go into the lungs and eyes. You heard s/he keep coughing, you saw their teary eyes and they start sweating because it is just too hot. They repeat doing this 3 times per day. Probably you don't have this friend around you, hence the best way to feel is, imagine you are doing barbecue with traditional charcoal, I guess you don't do it everyday (unless you are doing a barbecue business) because it is just too hard to deal with the process. It is very hard to ignite the charcoal, it is a dirty work, it is a tiring work as keep faning for fire is troublesome and etc. Now you know it is tiring to deal with traditional charcoals, although it is just once in a while....However, something that we do not know, there are still 2.6 billion people around the world, still depending on firewood and charcoal to cook everyday. This population is definitely going to grow because normally the birth rate at those regions are high. 2.6 billion people cook everyday with firewood and charcoal, and where does this firewood and charcoal come from? Those resources come from cutting down the trees. In another words, everyday, trees are being cut down for cooking purpose. What about NOW, IF YOU COULD USE A BETTER ECO CHARCOAL FOR YOUR BARBECUE AND AT THE SAME TIME, THE RURAL PEOPLE ARE NOT CUTTING DOWN THE TREES ANYMORE?Hence, HiGi Energy is founded to offer eco-friendly biomass products for cleaner cooking purpose. We collect all these agricultural wastes and pest plants together, and put them into an production line which will produce an eco-friendly biofuel whichburn longer (30 minutes - 45 minutes) smoke-less higher in energy content, easier to ignite cheaper NOW, YOU HAVE A BETTER ECO-CHARCOAL FOR YOUR BARBECUEAND THE RURAL COULD HAVE CLEANER FUEL FOR DAILY COOKING.MOST IMPORTANTLY, NO TREES WILL BE CUT ANYMORE! The following are what we have done so far [IMPACTS]People who had engaged and keep coming back for business reduces usage of firewood by 40% for cooking purposeAround 600 kg of water hyacinth have been harvested for alternative cooking fuelIncreased about over 65% of household income for our employeesFor more information, please visit www.higi.biz (Website)www.facebook.com/higi.energy (Facebook)*************************************************************************************************************Please do not forget to be part of this with some donationUSD 500: You will be invited to Manila, the Philippines, for the exclusive BBQ party in DECEMBER 2016 with Wines (optional) and the mouth-watering BBQ foods, together with the leaders from other organizations here in the Philippines. ****[If you are from Singapore, Malaysia and Philippines, we will cover your flight too] [EARLY BIRD OFFER] USD 250 : You will be invited to Manila, the Philippines, for the exclusive BBQ party in DECEMBER 2016 with Wines (optional) and the mouth-watering BBQ foods, together with the leaders from other organizations here in the Philippines. USD 100: We will send a pack of our eco-charcoal to your home, and we will also include a booking service of BBQ catering for you in your houses. USD 50: We will send a pack of our eco-charcoal to your home and some sweet notes from our beneficiaries. USD 15: We will send some sweet notes from our beneficiaries. ***********************************************************************************************************************
In light of the subsisting water issues in rural communities and rising number of disasters, the heart of WateROAM is to build a world where no man shall face prolonged thirst. Our goal is to help all of society be able to get water where it is most needed, when it is most needed, so that death by thirst and unsafe water will be totally eradicated. No more delays, no more prolonged thirst. WateROAM is a water innovation enterprise founded in Singapore in 2014 to develop water filtration solutions that bring about the quickest access to clean drinking water at disaster-hit locations, and help to promote social change in rural development areas. These water filters are designed to be highly simple, portable, durable, and affordable, thereby improving the access to clean drinking water significantly. The social enterprise has since provided clean drinking water access to more than 25,000 people across Indonesia, Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines and as far as Vanuatu.With our latest water filtration device, ROAMfilter Plus, we aim to reach out to 4,000 people in rural Cambodia through a deployment of 40 filtration systems. These systems will provide new access of clean drinking water to 40 different schools, villages, and homes. Majority of the rural population in Cambodia today are still drinking directly from wells or rivers. Every day, villagers are experiencing diarrhea and other waterborne illnesses, causing them to be unable to attend school or go to work. With your support, 6,000 adults & children will regain their ability to attend school or be present at work, thereby improving their life, living and livelihood massively. Donate to show your support for equal access to clean water all across the world today!
Currently, there is around 3.3 million* migrants, here in Malaysia. Most of them do not have access to any banks or credit cards. So, they cannot purchase anything online or they cannot save money securely. MyCash Online is providing an Reliable, Secure & Convenient platform for the unbanked migrants, to purchase products & services online. Currently we have only 300 agents, and most of them are located in City area only. We are rising this fund to build our agents network all over the country, specially in rural and remote area, where foreigner plantation workers, do not have any way to save their money safely. Support us to help all the under-served foreign workers and provide them a secure and convenient platform.
iGrow (www.igrow.asia) is a marketplace that helps under employed farmers and under-utilized land to produce scalable and efficient organic farm funded by urban people around the world.In much of the world, there are millions of underemployed skilled farmers and millions of hectares of underused arable land in emerging markets like Indonesia. Meanwhile, the demand for high-quality organic agricultural food gets higher day after day.UN research states that crop yields need to double within 40 years in order to keep up with world population growth. The FAO said that our food production will have to increase by 70 percent for an additional 2.3 billion people by 2050. That’s why we need a new way to create scalable and efficient farming industry.iGrow can connect farmers, landowners, investors, and crop buyers to create a complete farming supply chain. We identify crops with stable demand, prices and growing characteristics. We find arable land and its farmers.We raise capital for seeds from urban people and we give a Farmville-like experience to investors so they not only can see their investments, but also have the fun of knowing they’re growing beautiful, nutritious food.iGrow has a mission that is for far more than just commercial purposes. iGrow has a big goal, which is to preserve life, strengthening our food security and empowering farmer. The challenges of empowering farmer is to increase income of that most farmers face in Indonesia are lack of access to working capital financing, or the unfair profit sharing scheme with the "ijon". iGrow tackle these challenges by connecting people with capital and interest to invest in certain crop with the farmers who need the capital. To date iGrow operated 1,197 hectares of land, which has the maximum potential up to 20,000 hectares, and has worked with and has increased the income of 2,550 farmers up to ~100% and with current resources can be scale up to 65,000 farmers. At the moment iGrow use increase in daily wages as their metric to monitor the livelihood impact they create to the farmers. iGrow still do the monitoring manually through the operators, from each lands, who supervised the farmers on daily basis. iGrow has a policy that each land operator must utilizes (hired, established partnership/collaboration) local farmers in operating the land. The operators are allowed use farmers from outside region only if locals is not sufficient. This policy also works as a security method for iGrow’s lands, because by employing/provided income for locals, locals will protect iGrow lands as well. This method also to avoid social conflict. This policy is derived from iGrow’s principles of “Pagar mangkok lebih baik dari pagar tembok” that providing food for locals is better than building high wall to secured an area.Profit from the sale of crop harvest, which sponsored by this campaign will be donated to farmers and their families.
My Dream Home
Came back from Australia in late 2013, Kongngy, had tried to convince all people around him about the business idea of making interlocking bricks to build affordable housing. None of them agreed and even said he is the stupid man because he didn't have skills and he could get a good job. Luckily, he could persuade a friend of his sister to join voluntarily while the guy already had a job as bank supervisor. The journey started and two more volunteers joined. They invested all what they have (money and resource). Finally after the competition of booth camp at Siem Reap, one international organization had started to give small grant and loan. Within one year and half of business operation in the market, they now has 15 staffs and their story has been featured in almost media channel in Cambodia and also internationally.
Plastic pollution is an enormous global issue that plagues our environment in a multitude of ways. Despite increased awareness of the issues plastic creates, production and consumption of plastic continues on an upward trend. Single-use plastic bags make up a significant portion of consumption and are one of the leading items to pollute our eco-system, with an estimated 5 trillion bags used worldwide in 2016. There are a few reasons why plastic bags are popular: they are useful, efficient, and economical. Plastic bags were developed to be strong yet lightweight, compact, and flexible. They are made with cheap, non-renewable resources and along with the benefit of mass production, the cost of producing plastic bags is so cheap that it is virtually given away for free to consumers. There are few countries in which they are more popular than Cambodia. In fact, 5 times as many plastic bags are used per person inside Cambodia as opposed to the rest of the world. This equates to about 8,000 bags used per minute in a country with a relatively small population. Which leads to why Cleanbodia was formed. With little to no education on environmental issues and poor waste management infrastructure, discarded plastic bags can be seen on nearly every street, rice field, and waterway. Visitors to Cambodia often remark on the country being unsanitary or dirty. Yet the kingdom is filled with beauty. How could we help to create a cleaner Cambodia? Getting rid of plastic bags is not a viable solution. Like it or not, they offer too much value and their removal would create devastating economic problems from the suppliers that produce them down to the consumers who depend on them to carry items home. What is needed is an alternative that can replicate plastic’s positive properties while mitigating its harm on the environment. Bioplastics are created from a renewable resource, typically plant starch, and mimic plastic material. At Cleanbodia, we design and distribute bioplastics in the form of eco-friendly, plant-based plastic bags using cassava, a starch-heavy crop grown extensively throughout Southeast Asia. The two main advantages of our biodegradable and compostable bags are the reduction of non-renewable resources to produce them and significantly lowering the degradation time. While plastic takes an estimated 500 years to degrade, our biodegradable material takes under 6 years while our compostable material takes just 2 years to fully decompose. Because of cassava’s low cost and large supply in Southeast Asia, we can produce our bags at a much lower cost than most other alternatives and lower emissions by using a regional plant. Our bags are just one step of the many needed to significantly reduce plastic pollution. Raising awareness to this problem is necessary, particularly in Cambodia where low education levels have resulted in little knowledge of the harms plastic does to our environment and our health. We make sure we spread the message on each of our bags that alternatives to traditional plastic exist. While our biodegradable and compostable bags are not as economical as traditional plastic, the cost is typically just a few cents more per bag. More importantly, the harm to the environment and the cost to repair it will greatly exceed any investment in eco-friendly solutions such as our bags. We believe that what we are doing can drastically reduce single-use plastic in Cambodia and allow its natural beauty to shine.Visit us and find out more about our project at www.cleanbodia.com.
What can your $100 buy? 1. A meal at a restaurant 2. One pair of Levis jeans3. A fun night outWhat can your $100 change?1. Life of Carlo, an unemployed youth who is former drug addict2. Life of Joelito, a handicapped with mobility issues3. Life of Joy, a single-parent trying to make ends meet4. Life of Virgie who was denied employment because of her medical condition5. Life of Rex who cannot get a job because he has no formal education About UsVirtualahan is a social enterprise based in the Philippines that trains and employ disadvantaged individuals to work online as virtual assistants. We have taken advantage of the power of the internet and growing the outsourcing industry to fulfill our mission which is to promote inclusive employment by enabling people to become productive members of our society regardless of their walk in life.$100 ChallengeYour $100 will sponsor one scholar to undergo our one-month training and capacity building course. Successful candidates are then placed with employers and virtual staffing agencies to deliver outsourcing services like back-office support, customer service, and website development to foreign clients through remote work. The scholar will pay back the amount after six months so we can sponsor another scholar. That will give your $100 an immortal value! Join us and let's see how many lives your $100 can change.
EnerGaia Co., Ltd.
A “superfood” form of cyanobacterium that is high in protein, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, spirulina’s natural growth in open ponds, which are often contaminated, has made its consumption unappetizing and potentially risky. Convinced that spirulina’s health benefits and resiliency outweighed its reputation as “green slime”, EnerGaia founder Saumil Shah developed a low-cost, efficient and sustainable way to grow the algae in closed containers on urban rooftops. Together with a new contract-farming program, his technology is empowering low-income rural and urban farmers to sustainably produce a nutritious source of food and income. Why support EnerGaia?Food should be sustainable and accessible, so EnerGaia partners with forward-thinking hotels, businesses and building owners to confront the nutritional and environmental problems plaguing cities and their most disenfranchised residents, by transforming unused rooftops into purifying urban farms. Not only are these rooftop farms making spirulina a safe and accessible part of daily diets, their consumption of greenhouse gases cleanses polluted air and helps improve overall population health outcomes.Background:A finalist in the ASEAN Impact Challenge 2016 (AIC), EnerGaia is more than just a food production company. It has functionalized its original mission - to improve sustainable farming methods and reduce of harmful greenhouse gases - by innovating the way we cultivate healthy and sustainable food sources. In April of 2009, EnerGaia was incorporated in Thailand, following years of research around the best methods to leverage algae to capture industrial CO2 flue gas.Use of Funds:The $5,000 objective of this fundraising campaign will allow EnerGaia to crowd fund a new urban rooftop spirulina farm in a major city in ASEAN. The farm would produce 10kg per week of sustainable spirulina and be a successful demonstration farm for that city, which should lead to large scale replication of the model.About Saumil:Saumil Shah is an American aerospace engineer, who was working for a large company in Bangkok, when he discovered his passion beyond the walls of corporate meetings and conference calls. Determined to make a difference in how we grow our food, Shah invented a low-cost, commercial system for cultivating a superior grade of the “superfood” spirulina.If you would like to know more about who we are and what we do, please visit us here: www.energaia.comFor updates on our activities and some great information about spirulina food products, you can visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/freshspirulina
Bambike Revolution Cycles
Bambike is a socio-ecological enterprise based in the Philippines that hand-makes bamboo bicycles with fair-trade labor and sustainable building practices. Our bamboo bike builders (aka Bambuilders) come from Gawad Kalinga, a Philippine based community development organization for the poor, working to bring an end to poverty. We have programs that include scholarships, sponsoring a preschool teacher, and a weekly feeding program for children, as well as a bamboo nursery for reforestation. Bambike is a company that is interested in helping out people and the planet, dedicated to social and environmental stewardship. Our goal is to do better business and to make the greenest bikes on the planet. Bambike Revolution Cycles: People-Planet-Progress.
Garbage Clinical Insurance
Garbage Clinical Insurance (GCI) is a micro health insurance program which uses garbage as a financial resource. With this program, the community pays clinical services by using garbage in an insurance scheme.This can make the community mobilizes their own unused resources to improve health access and breakdown barriers between health facilities and community members.We open doors to health access. We offer individuals with low-income to submit their garbage to us. The waste is then weighed and separated and valued. The individual is then “paid” in the form of a medical health insurance: For as little as 0.77 USD per month, an individual is given access to healthcare, rehabilitative healthcare, basic free treatment, in-clinic counseling and laboratory checks, for example.The main principle of Garbage Clinical Insurance is organizing communities to create sustainable financing from their own resources in order to improve the access and the quality of public health program from the promotive, preventive,curative and rehabilitative aspects. On the other side, it becomes an incentive for the community to start a proper waste management and waste entrepreneurship from household level. To a certain extent, it also contributes to local sanitation improvement. Garbage Clinical Insurance increases garbage value exponentially,so Garbage Clinical Insurance empowers every individual to mobilize overlooked resources and take an active role in managing health financing. Our team focuses on GCI developing stages for massive duplication through a scientific approach for this new garbage insurance scheme. The first one is initiation, new programs creation in other regions, then stabilization, ensuring the sustainability conservation and finally independence for the society. When developing this program, we have applied scientific aspects and conducted research to make it a role model or a reliable innovative micro-insurance. And our visions to develop this program are namely:1) Massive Replication: GIC development stages for massive replication through initiation, stabilization, and independence.2) Government Advocation: Through systematic and organized efforts gain support from government resources.3) Education, Training, and Research activity: when developing this program, we require scientific aspects and research in order to make the referral program a role model or a reliable micro-insurance.4) Role Model Development: continuously improving will be essential in order to be a role model program for replication5) International Approaching: collaborate with international organizations to develop and expand the program through international management strategies.We change the perception and habits of the community towards garbage with new innovative system of garbage insurance scheme. We promote health investments with garbage. With the additional funds from this opportunity, we will improve health services especially clinic facilities and buy some equipment to increase production capacity our processed garbage and also we will replicate Garbage Clinical Insurance program around city in Indonesia.