Published on January 23rd, 2014 | by Derek Markham0
Social Entrepreneurship Tackles Poverty in Philippines
In a bid to help his fellow citizens in the Philippines fight the poverty that many of them live with every day, economist Antonio Meloto is using the social entrepreneurship model to teach them how to be job generators and wealth creators.
On the 85 acre country campus of the Enchanted Farm, where 50 families have relocated from the urban slums, Meloto and others seek to reverse the current trend of urbanization in the country by attempting to turn it into “the Silicon Valley for agribusiness and social entrepreneurship” in the Philippines.
“This is a country that does not have any excuse to remain poor, and it is important for us now to raise a new generation of Filipinos who will have that kind of conviction.” – Antonio Meloto
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