Gawad Kalinga

Gawad Kalinga is an organization focused on eradicating poverty in the Philippines. I think this is a very admirable and brave thing for them to do because poverty has been a big problem in the Philippines for decades, and the way Gawad Kalinga helps is very sustainable. They teach the people different ways to earn a living and help manage these new businesses. For example, a growing business they have is called Bayani Brew, and it’s basically tea made from lemongrass and other herbs that Gawad Kalinga makes themselves. Production of the actual product, the bottling, and the delivery are all done by Gawad Kalinga.

I think this organization is very admirable and should be copied. Unfortunately, it is currently the only known such organization in the Philippines. Their products are also not that well-known or popular despite the help of many volunteers. Hopefully as time passes, their products will gain traction and more people will help as well as buy their products.

Steven Asei Dantoni