GK Productivity aims to bring in sustainability for the community by harnessing its residents for small to mid-scale enterprises. It aims to create wealth by helping the community produce world-class products and services, enabled by private-public partnerships where rich and poor can work together to build a strong middle class.
Economic development in the Philippines has left a majority of our countrymen behind. The country has not moved forward in innovation and production, and instead, has increasingly relied on importing almost everything and exporting Filipino workers.
GK Productivity seeks to develop innovative social enterprises that will harness the resources available in GK communities as well as the vast global GK network. Mainly driven by GKonomics, our productivity program aims to make the Philippines a producer of world-class products and services without leaving the poor behind. Here are some of our existing productivity efforts:
A Gawad Kalinga partner in social enterprise development, GKonomics works hand in hand with GK residents, partners, and volunteers to develop and distribute world-class, marketable, and eco-friendly products and services. In the process, GKonomics helps build sustainable business enterprises that commit to either (1) partner with a GK community, (2) employ GK residents, (3) include GK communities in their supply chain, or (4) donate at least 10% of their net income to GK. (Learn more by visiting their website)
GK residents are like diamonds in the rough whose great potential is simply waiting to be developed. With the help of partners, caretaker teams and volunteers who share their expertise and time to guide these residents, many of our existing GK communities have come up with their own enterprises.
The Center for Social Innovation and its Partners
HOW YOU CAN HELP
A business ecosystem developer that aims to build a culture of social entrepreneurship, GK CSI helps social entrepreneurs build global Filipino brands that have real social and environmental impact. (Learn more by clicking this link)
You can help GK Productivity through the following ways:
1. Help improve the quality of existing village products or develop new ones
2. Find and create new markets (retail, wholesale, export) for village products
3. Employ GK residents in your business
4. Include GK villages in your supply chain by getting your raw materials from them or subcontracting with them
5. Start a social enterprise or invest in one
6. Purchase GKonomics products
7. Generate awareness about GKonomics and purchase their products
8. Volunteer for GKonomics or GK CSI
For more information about how you can help our GK Productivity efforts, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org