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Emergence of Social Enterprises as Partners for Social Development in the Philippines

Anna Bettina Herrera Andaya, Emilia Solomon Visco and Dhino Bonita Geges

Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, Volume 27, Issue T1, December 2019

Keywords: Development programs, social development, social enterprise, sustainability

Published on: 29 Apr 2019

The rise of social development efforts in the Philippines was evident in the 1990s. Most countryside development programs practice putting people's welfare first, then the assumption is that sustainable development will follow. However, sustainability of these programs has been a challenge. Thus, involving the local people in development efforts, including community-based enterprises to address social problems, and creating social enterprises (SEs) emerges. This study characterized eight SEs in Region 4A in the Philippines; analyzed their emergence; and evaluated their effects to stakeholders. A qualitative research methodology was used; specifically, conducting Key Information Interviews (KIIs) with the proprietors of the purposively selected SEs. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, and thematic analysis. Results showed that the SEs had various focus areas; used different strategies and SE models; and contributed positive changes to partner communities and groups, making them partners for social development.

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