A sustainable bakery, open its doors for the poor youth.
The Make Peace Bakery is a social enterprise that empowers the underprivileged and out of school youth thru learning the art of baking.
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The Make Peace Bakery
Established (the solution has passed the previous stages and demonstrated success)
Annual budget in 2017 (USD)
Number of beneficiaries impacted so far
Headquarters location: Country
Headquarters location: City
GK Enchanted Farm Angat Bulacan Philippines
Location(s) of impact
Country 1: Philippines
The youth bakers showing off their first published feature on Bussiness Word newspaper.
Yok, posing The Make Peace Bakery's accolade for top Developmental Social Enterprise Awards 2017.
Our products are made of farm based and locally sourced ingredients!
A feature of CNN Philippines about opening doors for the poor thru sustainable social entrepreneurship.
Jekjek and Dave posing the bakery's accolades.
The Make Peace Bakery in GK Enchanted Farm Bulacan
Problem: What problem is this initiative trying to address?
There are 1.2 million out of school youth and children in the Philippines. They are not in school because of poverty. The Make Peace Bakery is solving a problem which many Filipino youth are in now, so instead of the youth going to bad habits such as drugs, human trafficking , we invite them to learn baking for free, while using farm based produce, running a bakery and get paid fairly while learning to run their own bakery in the future.
Solution Summary: What is the proposed solution? What do you see as its most promising aspects for creating shared value?
The Make Peace Bakery is a program for the deserving out of school and underprivileged youth to learn baking skills the natural, local and farm based and innovative way.
Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Specify both the social and the environmental impact of your work
The social impact has been tremendously helpful for the last year, the initiative have trained bakung skills over 12 out of school and underprivileged youth and we're able to profit from the bakery,more than a hundred (300-500) people have learned about baking with a cause, natural and local sourcing, and more trainings are scheduled for the next year February 2018 particularly in Siargao, Mindanao where 40 out of school youths are the beneficiaries.
The environmental impact is also a focal point of the initiative because sourcing local,natural and environment friendly produce and products are only used in the bakery, helping both farmers and Nature benefit at its best.
Financial sustainability plan: How is this initiative financially supported? How will you ensure its financial sustainability long-term?
The Make Peace Bakery was initially supported thru personal donations of the founders, and thru fostering of the structure (bakery) by Gawad Kalinga Enchanted Farm.
Today, it is running on its own. 70% of the revenue goes back to the bakery for it's operational costs and 30% goes to pay the "subsidized rent" of the structure to the GKEF.
Unique value proposition: What makes your initiative innovative? How does your project differ from other organizations working in the same field?
Giving keen attention to the least of minorities,giving them a second chance to succeed in life.
Founding story: Share a story about the "Aha!" moment that sparked the beginning of this initiative.
The founders were bakers and professionals in the food industry. They have been into "charity projects" but thought it's good but they have to do more. Alas! Sharing their passion and talents to the ones at the bottom of the pyramid is the answer to create a better future for the country and to the world. Teaching is a noble act, the founders believed that it is important that out of school and underprivileged youth could be given attention and another chance to succeed in life. They knew how it was for they once felt how to be neglected and underprivileged.
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