Tag Archives: women social enterprises

Kauyagan Multipurpose Cooperative: Brewing Prosperity and Empowering Communities through Coffee

Cultivating Prosperity and Community in the Heart of Impasug-ong  In the scenic province of Bukidnon in Northern Mindanao, Kauyagan Multi-Purpose Cooperative was established in April 2004 by 27 members representing various sectors, including agriculture, indigenous peoples (IP), the church, transportation, academia, the local government unit (LGU), the business sector, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).  Their story […]

FSSI invests in women coops with NATCCO

In the pursuit of sustainable development and women economic empowerment, the Foundation for a Sustainable Society Inc. (FSSI) has partnered with its member organization, the National Confederation of Cooperatives (NATCCO) in a co-investment arrangement under its Investing in Women (IW) project.  IW, an initiative of the Australian Government, has partnered with the Foundation for a […]

More women SEs receive support from IW, FSSI, FPSDC

More women-owned and -led social enterprises (WSEs) receive support through the Foundation for a Sustainable Society Inc. (FSSI)’s Investing in Women (IW) Project, through a co-investment arrangement with the Federation of People’s Sustainable Development Cooperative (FPSDC).  Since 2020, FSSI has played a pivotal role as an impact investor partner of IW, an Australian Government initiative […]

May Pag-asa sa Cassava: Fatima Multi-Purpose Cooperative, a women-owned and -led social enterprise

Maria Teresa Geniston, fondly called “Tess”, was a medical sales representative in 1996 when she was invited to join a newly formed cooperative in the town of Calubian in Leyte. At the time, she was not even familiar with how a cooperative operates. However, she believed in its mission to uplift the lives of those […]

FSSI joins Women of Water Conference

In celebration of the trifecta of observances last March 2023, International Women’s Day, Women’s Month, and World Water Day, the Foundation for a Sustainable Society, Inc. (FSSI) joined the Philippines’ Women of Water Conference (WoWCon) with the theme, Embracing Equity: Accelerating Change for Water Security through Women Partnership and Cooperation. The WowCon, hosted by the […]

FSSI partners join leadership training

The Foundation for a Sustainable Society, Inc. (FSSI) conducted a two-day Developing Winning Teams: Leadership and Coaching Skills training for women-owned and led social enterprises (WSEs) on March 30 and 31, 2023, the last in a series of workshops conducted for its WSE partners, and the culmination of the Foundation’s Women’s Month celebration. The training […]

FSSI members, partners come together in gender workshop

On March 15 to 16, 2023, the Foundation for a Sustainable Society, Inc. (FSSI) hosted a Gender Inclusion Workshop in celebration of Women’s Month. It was attended by around 33 representatives from FSSI’s SE partners and member organizations. The workshop was the second in a series conducted by the Foundation for its women-owned and led […]

FSSI holds competitiveness training for women SE partners

The Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) training held on February 22 to 23, 2023 in Quezon City was the first in a series of training workshops conducted by the Foundation for a Sustainable Society, Inc. (FSSI) for its women-owned and led social enterprise (WSE) partners.  The training was attended by representatives from 12 WSEs. […]

Gender Lens Investing in PH: Perspective from the Field

AVPN and Investing In Women collaborate on a video showcasing perspectives from the field of gender lens investing in the Philippines. FSSI Executive Director Sixdon C. Macasaet joins Beng Camba, Partner for Impact and Gender Management of inBEST Ventures and Quenby Go, Executive Director of the Manila Angel Investors Network (MAIN) in sharing innovative financing […]

FSSI IW Program boosts financing for women social enterprises

Quezon City, Philippines, 8 August 2022 – The Foundation for a Sustainable Society, Inc. (FSSI) through its partnership with Investing in Women (IW), an initiative of the Australian Government, is supporting four new women social enterprises (WSEs) across the country. Trunk to Gold Agribusiness Corporation Trunk to Gold Agribusiness Corporation (T2G Agri) is a women-owned […]