Caritas Manila, the social services and development ministry of the Archdiocese of Manila, opens its new Caritas Margins store at Mandaluyong City.
Caritas Margins, a Social Entrepreneurship Program of Caritas Manila, opens its new store at Level 1, Greenfield District Pavilion, United St., Mandaluyong City.
Rev. Fr. Anton Pascual, Executive Director of Caritas Manila, led the opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony of the store together with Mr. Jeffrey Campos (President and Chairman, Greenfield District Pavilion, Senator Paolo Benigno “BAM” Aquino, Mayor Benhur Abalos, Ms. Renena Prieto , one of the benefactor of Caritas Manila.
Caritas Manila’s programs and projects are geared towards total human development of the urban poor. Caritas Margins helps the livelihood of poor communities by encouraging their entrepreneurial spirit. To date, Caritas Margins supports over 500 families in Metro Manila and the provinces by providing them livelihood opportunities and marketing their products.
Some of the products of Caritas Margins are food, home care, and personal hygiene products, bags and more made by the urban poor partners trained under Caritas Manila’s Skills, Training Program handicrafts , and paintings made by the inmates under the Caritas Restorative Justice Program.
Margins was coined from the term “marginalized”, referring to socially excluded individuals or groups who are producing the product. The program helps to empower them through social entrepreneurship.
Through the generosity of Mr. Jeffrey Campos, Caritas Margins was able to expand its sore at Greenfield District Pavilion. Other stores are located at Caritas Manila Head Office, 2002 Jesus St. Pandacan, Manila and Mary Mart Mall, Valeria St. Iloilo City, and kiosks in Glorietta 3, Ayala Center Makati.
Proceeds from the stores will help more communities be financially independent and will help send more youth to school through Caritas Manila’s flagship program, YSLEP (Youth Servant Leaderhip and Education Program).
To know more about the programs and projects of Caritas Manila, just visit, http://caritasmanila.org.ph