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RP SMEs to compete in The Netherlands 06/03/2012

Sunday, June 3, 2012

RP SMEs to compete in The Netherlands

06/03/2012
A footwear retailer promoting social entrepreneurship by making fashionable shoes from scrap cloths and rubber won the top prize in the 5th PBSP Business in Development (BiD) Challenge Philippines, with the opportunity to compete in The Netherlands.

Habi Footwear, a start-up business managed by 22-year-old Albert Go, made it a goal to do something extraordinary for the country — one shoe at a time. By engaging their partner community, Go and his colleagues were able to provide a source of income for the financially challenged families of their partner site by using their hand-woven materials in making shoes.

Fighting poverty through a profitable and sustainable way is BiD’s strategy to encourage more entrepreneurs to look at social responsibility as an integral part of business success..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/nation/20120603nat2.html

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