Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. – Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu, founder of Taoism.
With the same ideology and goal, Paraiso Village Farm was born. Founded by a social entrepreneurship champion and Gawad Kalinga founder, Anthony “Tony” Meloto, together with Robert “Bobby” Lim Joseph, pioneer of the micro travel agency cooperative and chair of Philippine Wine Merchants, Paraiso Village Farm became a haven in San Jose, Batangas that aims to build a pedestal of hope and unite the rich and marginalized.
A tourism and healing 8.8 hectares farm with villa-style accommodations, recreational facilities, and a chapel, Paraiso Village Farm was established in 2018. Inspired by the purpose of promoting sustainability and uplifting farmers, they make sure that the place will be an outlet for unity among everyone.
Paraiso Village Farm helps the local community earn income through integrated farming while promoting social tourism among its stakeholders and guests. The place offers a farm tour where guests are taught about crop production and animal breeding.
Beyond its endeavor for social tourism, PVF also serves its purpose of connecting with the elders who are lonely and indigent and giving them new hope and purpose. The first-in-the-world celebration of Seniors Hope Expo gathered over a thousand senior citizens from 18 towns and cities of Batangas. A whole day filled with feasting, fun, and fellowship.
Hoping for a domino effect, they are open to collaborations with other organizations and groups with similar ideologies – uplifting farmers and empowering local communities in the country. Appreciate the beauty of Paraiso Village Farm and immerse in a life-changing experience.