Coffee for Peace, Inc. has been chosen as one of the 10 social enterprises, out of the 280 who were considered, who became a part of the Innovation for Social Impact Partnership (ISIP) — an initiative of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in partnership with Philippine Development Foundation (PhilDev). This 6-month program aims “to support promising innovative social enterprises in the Philippines to collectively contribute to the achievement, acceleration, and sustainability of Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs).”
This year, we plan to build an FDA (Food and Drug Administration)-approved facility for roasting coffee beans. This will roast Coffee for Peace-branded coffee and will also serve as the facility for farmers to use, enabling CFP to generate new revenues from charging toll fees for usage of the facility. FDA approval for the facility will allow us and small coffee producers to push our products to retail, promoting our coffee and story to more people nationwide. Small coffee producers cannot afford to invest in their own coffee roasters, so the CFP facility will help address the needed added value on income for the farmers.
FELICITAS “JOJI” PANTOJA, President & CEO