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10 social enterprises win at BPI Sinag Awards 2019

Ten social enterprises have emerged as the winners of BPI Sinag Awards 2019, BPI Foundation’s flagship program championing Filipino social enterprises. 

The top 10 awardees of BPI Sinag Year 5 are Down to Earth, Halal Organics Crops Production, Mavil’s House of Mushrooms, Sabang Daguitan Surf Camp & Dao Balay Kawilan and Subida for the top one to five; and Gi Crafts Shell, Museum & Gallery, Malingkat Enterprise, Meaningful Travels Ph, Organic Growth and Yumi’s Farm for the top six to ten.

After two boot camps, the top 21 finalists were tasked to present their business plans to a panel of judges which included Maricris San Diego, executive director of BPI Foundation; Marvin Beduya, senior fellow of Bayan Academy; Philip Felipe, executive director of Bayan Academy; Rhyan Uy, executive vice president of EO - Executive Optical; Rico Gonzales, managing director of XChange; and Susan Afan, managing director of ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya. 

 BPI Sinag 2019 top 10 awardees
BPI Sinag 2019 top 10 awardees
The top five will receive cash grants worth P500,000, while the top six to ten will get P100,000. All will receive a six-month mentorship program by pioneering social enterprise incubator Bayan Academy for Social Entrepreneurship and Human Resource Development. 

Down to Earth is a biodegradable waste solution for small spaces or urban environments with little or no access to a garden or land. They utilize food waste from households, restaurants or communities. 

Halal Organic Crops Production offers organic vegetables, free-range chickens and halal chicken siomai while Mavil’s House of Mushrooms provides a substitute for junk foods in the market.

Sabang Daguitan Surf Camp & Dao Balay Kawilan promotes eco-tourism, organic farming, surfing, kayaking and spa. Subida involves the design, manufacturing and retail of unique Philippine souvenirs and crafts produced by local artisans from Negros Oriental and Siquijor. 

Gi Crafts Shell Museum & Gallery  provides an educational experience to locals and travelers and custom-made products while  Organic Growth trains farmers on how to grow organic vegetables.

Malingkat Enterprise sells Philippine handwoven fabrics, with a special focus on Mindanao weaving communities. 

Meaningful Travels PH provides immersive travel experiences that merge adventure, cultural immersion and giving back to communities.  Yumi’s Farm offers bed and breakfast, seminars and training in organic farming, farm tour, planting and feeding farm animals, trekking and experience life in the community. 

Topics: social enterprises , BPI Sinag Awards 2019 , BPI Foundation
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