Lakan Sumulong

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OUR PRESIDENT & CEO IS ONE OF THE THREE HONOUREES OF THE 2020 OSLO BUSINESS FOR PEACE AWARD

Today, the Business for Peace Foundation announced the ‘2020 Oslo Business for Peace Award’ winners. Joji Pantoja, President & CEO of Coffee for Peace, is one of the three winners of this prestigious award. The official citation says: “She has dedicated her career to building peace in conflict zones and improving the lives of marginalised groups through economic …

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IN RESPONSE TO THE NEW REALITIES, WE’RE RECONFIGURING OUR OPERATIONAL SYSTEMS

We’re excited for the wonderful possibilities were facing and at the same time having a ‘feeling of suspense’ because of inherent uncertainties. Before, our journey can be described as trekking through a vast landscape with plenty of landmarks. Now, it’s like navigating through an ocean. No landmarks. We’re charting a new map. But we know …

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CFP-PBCI FAMILY GIVES BIRTH TO WOMEN’S SOCIAL ENTERPRISE INITIATIVES AS A RESPONSE TO COVID19 REALITIES

The message of Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) is articulated and demonstrated even in the midst of CoViD19 public health crisis in our land. This is particularly made possible by 7 budding women entrepreneurs who are being mentored by the CFP-PBCI Tribe. They are Mary, Sihaya, Annie, Wanay, Mandy, Bennette, and Diane. They are developing their own …

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IN THE MIDST OF COVID19 CRISIS, A SISTER SOCIAL ENTERPRISE IS BORN!

ProducePeace+ buys fruits and vegetables directly from farmers at justice-based prices. They sell them to solidarity markets mostly belonging to upper-middle class families. They use a big chunk of their net profit to provide nutritious food relief for the urban poor. ProducePeace+ is building a justice-based relationship between socio-economic divide through social enterprise. This opens a …

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CFP TEAM PARTICIPATES IN THE 9TH CELEBRATION OF IP-MORO KINSHIP AFFIRMATION

Our Ama, Lakan Sumulong, led the Inclusive Development Team of Coffee for Peace (CFP) to celebrate with the Indigenous Peoples and the Bangsamoro in affirming their kinship at the Talaandig Ancestral Territory at the foot of Mt. Kitanglad. The Settlers have been actively participating in this celebration for the past 9 years. INTERFAITH PRAYERS. Datu …

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WE NEED IMPACT INVESTORS TO SUSTAIN STRATEGIC PEACEBUILDING AND INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT

There is a need to sustain strategic peacebuilding through impact investment. Such investments support social entrepreneurial endeavors that lead towards regenerative and inclusive development. This is how Coffee for Peace (CFP) and PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI) operate in synergy. We are intensifying our determination to make this justice-based peacebuilding to become more sustainable and regenerative. …

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CFP WINS 2019 DOLE-NWPC NATIONAL PRODUCTIVITY AWARD AMONG MICRO-ESTABLISHMENTS IN THE SERVICE INDUSTRY

Friday, 04 October at The Sheraton Manila Bay — The National Wages Productivity Commission of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE-NWPC) recognized Coffee For Peace as National Winner — Service, Micro Establishment in their 2019 Productivity Olympics. The Productivity Olympics is a national competition of best productivity practices of micro, small and medium enterprise …

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NEW COFFEE FARMING COMMUNITIES IN CENTRAL MINDANAO WELCOME CFP

10-13 September 2019. Sihaya Ansibod, our Director of Field Operations, invited Lakan Sumulong, our Ama, to travel with her team. First, they met with our partners among the Erumanen Ne Menuvu tribe on Mt. Agkir-Agkir. Then they visited the Iranun coffee farmers in Alamada who invited them to market their coffee. Afterwards, they responded to …

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CLAY AND JUNE ROJO ENHANCE THEIR INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT OPERATIONS IN EASTERN MINDANAO

Clay and June Rojo have been journeying to fulfill their mission — to be a part of a national vision to establish at least one Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) community in every province in the country. They are particularly focusing to equip a group of students from the Central Mindanao University (CMU). This university serves as a major hub for …

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OUR CEO SHARES HER ‘COFFEE FOR PEACE’ STORY AT A WOMEN’S CONFERENCE IN DAVAO OCCIDENTAL

Last Thursday, 28 March, the provincial government of Davao Occidental invited our CEO, Joji Pantoja, to be the keynote speaker at their 2019 National Women’s Month Celebration. Speaking on the theme “We Make Change Work For Women,” Ms. Pantoja emphasized both the reproductive and productive roles of women as community leaders. She shared her journey as a mother and the story of Coffee For Peace to illustrate the main points of her speech.

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AWARDS WE HAVE RECEIVED AS A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

We are grateful for the several national and international recognition awards honoring our farming partners, peacebuilding partners, serving partners, and investing partners.