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IT'S TIME. I am a Filipino and I am now making a stand. A stand for God, my country, my people. A stand against poverty.

I will end the #1 poverty of all in our country: poverty of the mind & heart. I will replace my colonial mentaility with a proudly Filipino "BAYANIHAN" mentality.

 
God did not make a mistake in creating me Filipino. I am honoring God's plan for me as a Filipino by loving my country. I am joining the fight to end poverty, Not just in words, but more so in ACTION.

I will not stand by idly as millions of my fellow Filipinos go hungry while I pursue my dreams and build my riches.

 
I will take on the dream of those who have lost their capacity to dream. I dream of a prosperous, slum-free Philippines. A people who will not merely be consumers, but also producers.

I dream of Filipino brands which will be globally recognizable, Filipino brands that do not leave the poor behind. I, will produce such a brand.

 
Through entrepreneur-
ship, I will make this dream come true. Not just ordinary entrepre-neurship, but inclusive entrepreneur-ship. Living in a country so rich in natural resources, and being among gifted people, no reasons exists why I should fail. I will be my brother's keeper. I will help the poor become un-poor. I will make the poor a dignified partner in my business.

 
I will end poverty by creating wealth not just for me and my family but also for the poor because the poor is my family. I will use my TIME to make productive the time of the poor. I will use my TALENT to help the poor uncover theirs. I will use my TREASURE to invest in the poor and together we will build a worthy treasury for all.


The GK social entrepreneur creates economies that promote justice and fairness and refuse to leave anyone behind. Whether as non-profits or as for-profits., the goal is to utilize business and professional tools to find solutions to social problems and raise the base of the pyramid.

The "best for the least" is a sound business philosophy that drives the most privileged in our society to invest their time, talent and treasure to unleash the potential of the poor and the idle to produce quality products and provide excellent service. GKonomics is about creating wealth at the base of the pyramid with GK communities as a massive platform for social enterprise. The GK Enchanted Farm is Gawad Kalinga’s platform to raise social entrepreneurs, help our local farmers and create wealth in the countryside. As we learned that the road out of poverty is a continuing journey and therefore, providing homes is merely the beginning, we also realized that our country is abundant with resources that we can harness for every Filipino to continuously lead a life with dignity.
For years, GK Mabuhay has welcomed volunteers from all over the world to experience the warmth and excitement of GK community life through a variety of volun-tourism packages. This year, GK Mabuhay is officially set up as social enterprise.

Be a fulfilled entrepreneur with a 

                       purpose beyond profit.

 

FABIEN COURTEILLE

Social Entrepreneur
Plush & Play




Three years ago, French-born Fabien landed in the Philippines for what was supposed to be only a 6-month internship with the GK Enchanted Farm. He eventually set up the social enterprise Plush & Play, working with the mothers who were left jobless after the textile industries that used to be in Angat relocated abroad.



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