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April 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

I’m interested in social enterprises in the Philippines. How can I find more?

Julius, your last post made me think about identifying the “theories of change” I’ve come across when looking for companies and organizations that are changing poverty in the Philippines. I … Continue reading

April 4, 2013 · 2 Comments

Philanthropy + Social Entrepreneurship

“Philanthropy can be more effective with social entrepreneurship.” — Ernesto M. Pernia University of the Philippines School of Economics Fellow, Institute for Development and Econometric Analysis Former Lead Economist, Asian … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

On Theories of Change

Charles, I read the last two questions from your previous post: Are there other approaches to poverty alleviation in the Philippines that I should think about? What companies and organizations … Continue reading

April 2, 2013 · 2 Comments

Stanford UndergraduatesTake Filipino Studies Into Their Own Hands

 Undergraduates Katherine Nasol, Kathleen Estrella, and Julian Jaravata lead a one-term class for academic credit sponsored by Professor David Palumbo-Liu.

April 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Choosing to Serve

“It’s the best time to be a Filipino because so many young people are passionate about the country…” – Delfin Villafuerte, 2013 Valedictorian, Ateneo de Manila University Ateneo Valedictorian Opts … Continue reading

March 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

What are the different ways poverty alleviation is being approached in the Philippines?

Guided by Julius’ advice, I am narrowing down how I want to make an impact by learning more about poverty in the Philippines. The first step I’m taking is to find … Continue reading

March 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

On Understanding Poverty in the Philippines. The Heart of the Matter.

Before one can alleviate or reduce “poverty,” one must understand it.  A few questions for thought: (i) Is poverty an individual experience or a broader one? (ii) Is it material … Continue reading

March 19, 2013 · 3 Comments

Clarifying my interests. How do I begin to understand poverty in the Philippines?

When I told Julius [of Filamthropy] I wanted a job helping people in the Philippines, he asked me to refine that question, asking instead “What kind of good do you … Continue reading

March 14, 2013 · 1 Comment

Introducing “The Trabajo Project”

Just over three years ago, I met Charles Amaya,  a Filipino American college student from Northern California, when he was a sophomore at Stanford University.  Now, he’s a recent graduate … Continue reading

March 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

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