Summer bags. Beach bags. Interior accents. Pretty accessories. All these products are finely handcrafted by marginalised communities in Manila, using eco-friendly or recycled materials.
These lovingly created products are the outcome of livelihood projects of ChildHope Philippines, FCED and Tahanan Sta. Luisa. Sold under the 'hope.org.ph' label, the products from these not-for-profit livelihood projects directly benefit local communities. Many mothers (and a few artistically inclined fathers!) take up work to help put food on the table, or to send their children to school. They receive direct payment for their work, about 60% of the selling price. 25% is spent on the materials and 15% is set aside as administrative costs. Some of the items are designed and produced by the girls at Tahanan Sta. Luisa as part of their vocational training. The proceeds from the sale of these are put into the girls' personal savings. The street children of ChildHope Philippines also participate in vocational training programs where they learn to design accessories. All sale proceeds of these items are deposited in the children's personal savings accounts.
Corporate gifts and retail enquiries:
1606 J. Zamora Street, Paco, Manila 1007
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