True to my delayed post fashion, yes, this is yet another late post. I was supposed to “release” this before the Holy Week but alas, work got the best of me. I just thought that something this eye-opening can be good to reflect on that I can share with you. But there’s no such thing as late in the blog community right?
I’ll mostly be posting the photos for this is one that you just have to experience. Just a little background. I met up with one of my good friends last year. During our brunch, she mentioned about going here. She has been meaning to visit this for a year or so. I felt the need to encourage her more so I self-invited myself. I feel that with more friends on the trip, it’s going to be a fun and memorable one. Finally, we got the chance to go here one Saturday morning. We booked our day tour via Mad Travel. The whole tour consisted of learning more about social entrepreneurship and even got to witness demos from the entrepreneurs themselves.
The last photos above was during one of the social enterprise demos. Tita Tess, who lives and works in the Gawad Kalinga Enchanted Farm, is one of the social entrepreneurs who sell peanut brittle. What’s unique about her product is that she added other additions such as basil or malunggay. I had a taste of all the variants, and the one with basil was my fave. Her story is simply inspiring. She makes all the batches in her humble kitchen. And this is on top of her day job in the Enchanted Farm as a cook. With help from Gawad Kalinga, she was able to market her product. That’s the great thing in this community. The organization truly reaches out to the community, and educates them on how to become social entrepreneurs. They provide them with the encouragement and the right tools to be successful. Like with Tita Tess’s story, she didn’t imagine to be an entrepreneur that she is today. She just works hard to provide for her family. That’s why she’s so grateful for the support of the organization to her.
For some reason, I can’t put into words the experience I had here. To be honest, I don’t want to narrate it that’s why I just dumped all the photos here. It’s one of those trips that you just had to be there. It did open my eyes on how I live. I am used to the comforts I have at home that I sometimes take it for granted. I mean, don’t we have the tendency to have those moments at times? And then you meet these individuals, who have less, and never in their wildest dreams aspired to become entrepreneurs. And now, they are. It’s like, if they can do it then so can you.
GK Enchanted Farm
Official website: http://gk1world.com/visit-enchanted-farm