Online shopping doesn’t always come in style.. Sometimes, it comes with a heart
Shopping often reflects self-love – but did you know that it can also be about giving back the love? If you want to receive something good, you have to learn how to return the favor.
Here’s a not-so-secret tip to good karma: HELP OTHERS.
There have been social enterprises who actively support livelihood programs. In this generation, these businesses have extended their efforts online to reach and inspire more customers.
Here are the favorite online businesses that support a good cause:
Since August 2014, Mga Likha ni Inay, Inc. (MLNI, Inc.) is devoted to recognize the capabilities of Filipinos to produce quality products. From a marketing initiative of the microfinance institution CARD-Business Development Service Foundation, Inc., MNLI, Inc. was able to evolve and actively support homegrown artisans and indigent rural women with exceptional skills and crafts to help eradicate poverty.
By selling uniquely-designed fashion items, the enterprise sustains a competent marketing channel that provides assistance to CARD microentrepreneur clients in building their business and bettering their way of life.
Decena Collections by AADR Arts and Crafts Center is a social enterprise that aims to serve and give assistance to grassroots communities, indigenous groups, as well as businesses. Through partnering with various Philippine enterprise groups, AADR Arts and Crafts Center is able to produce quality and innovative products.
Their stylish handwoven items such as bags, picture frames, and notebook holders were specially designed by natives from Aklan, Bukidnon, Ifugao, Kalinga Mindoro, and South Cotabato. The organization’s proceeds support every member of partner communities to improve standard of living and help maintain the natural resources that will benefit future generations.
Sr. Ma. Paula Valeriana Baerts, ICM, the compassionate Belgian nun who belonged to the Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, established Tahanang Walang Hagdan, Inc. in February 1973. When Sr. Valeriana was on duty in the Philippine Orthopedic hospital, she was moved by the lives of the neglected and severely physically disabled patients and this inspired her to build the House with No Steps in Cainta Rizal.
The organization seeks to empower the lives of Orthopedically handicapped persons by providing them workshops that help them to be a productive and independent citizens. The members of Tahanang Walang Hagdan, Inc. are also trained to craft instructional materials, educational toys, home decors and tailored bags.
Tejo, founded in 2013 by the University of Asia and the Pacific graduate Gabrielle Marie A. Cruz, started with an idea that people can do amazing things when they are given the opportunity and showered with encouragement. From working with government agencies to local barangays, Tejo successfully provided livelihood to mothers from Paranaque and Muntinlupa city by training them to weave accessories, craft notecards and foldovers, and design bags.
Motivated to escape endless poverty cycle, mothers in Tejo’s selected communities work hard to provide the important needs of their families such as basic home necessities and education.
These brands have established their own online store through TackThis!, a multi-awarded e-retail solution with social commerce capabilities that empowers individuals and businesses to sell across web, social media and mobile.
Let’s continue to make the world a better place to live in by supporting these types of businesses. True style may translate to pleasant appearances but the story behind each fashion product means more.
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