Category Archives: Microenterprise

Empowering the Marginalized: SEDPI’s Innovative Path in Nanoenterprise Development

Empowering the Marginalized: SEDPI’s Innovative Path in Nanoenterprise DevelopmentVince RapisuraJanuary 11, 2024 Established in 2004, the SEDPI Group of Social Enterprises focuses on empowering marginalized Filipino communities via sustainable nanoenterprise growth. Their multifaceted approach includes nanofinancing, social investments, and financial education, addressing poverty and promoting financial stability. Despite advances in microfinance, poverty and high indebtedness […]

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Symbiotic Synergies: Crafting a Future of Empowered Health with SEDPI and ASMPH

Esteemed Deans and respected colleagues, I am Vince Rapisura, 20 years with Ateneo, and proudly co-founding the Social Enterprise Development Partnerships, Inc. or SEDPI in 2004 with Edwin Salonga. I stand before you to propose strategic partnership with the Ateneo School of Public Health and Medicine. Our group, spanning 8 organizations, envisions empowered Filipinos globally, […]

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The Rice Price Cap in the Philippines: Pros, Cons, and Long-Term Implications

In the wake of soaring rice prices, the Philippines has found itself in the midst of a contentious debate over the imposition of a rice price ceiling. As the staple food of the nation, rice plays an integral role in the daily lives of millions, making its affordability and accessibility crucial. President Bongbong Marcos, wearing […]

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SEDPI at 19: Pioneering change and empowering communities

Warm greetings to you all. It fills me with immense joy and gratitude to stand before you on this significant occasion – the 19th anniversary of the SEDPI Group and the inauguration of our new headquarters in Rosario, Agusan del Sur. It’s wonderful to see so many familiar faces and new ones alike, as we come […]

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Comparative Overview of Nanoenterprises, Microenterprises, and Gig Economy Jobs: Characteristics, Market Factors, Risk Resilience, and Potential Impact

Introduction Across the economic landscape of the developing world, one cannot overlook the proliferation of small scale enterprises that create a significant economic impact at the grassroots level. This intricate tapestry of economic activity, composed of nanoenterprises, microenterprises, and gig economy jobs, holds tremendous potential for poverty alleviation and socio-economic mobility. To unlock this potential, […]

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Reimagining Farmers as Partners: Leveraging Savings for Credit Risk Mitigation in the Agricultural Sector

Delivered on May 23, 2023 at the Agricultural Credit Policy Council event held at the PICC Financial inclusion remains an essential factor for sustainable economic development, particularly in the realm of the agricultural sector. Having access to a broad range of financial services – which includes not only credit but also savings, insurance, and money […]

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The Maharlika Investment Fund (MIF): A critical examination of the Philippines’ proposed sovereign wealth fund

Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) are state-owned investment funds that are used by countries to benefit their economies and citizens. They consist of various types of assets such as stocks, bonds, real estate, or other financial instruments, often derived from a nation’s surplus reserves. The concept of SWFs originated in the mid-20th century, pioneered by countries with […]

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SEDPI, Tumutugon sa Kalamidad: Relief Operations at Pagsusulong ng Resilient Housing sa Davao del Norte at Agusan del Sur

Nitong ika-16 ng Marso, 2023, nagsagawa ang Social Enterprise Development Partnerships Inc. (SEDPI) ng relief operations sa mga lugar na apektado ng Low Pressure Area sa Carmen, Davao del Norte at Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur. Ang organisasyon ay tumugon sa mga pangangailangan ng mga tao sa mga apektadong lugar sa pamamagitan ng SEDPI KaTambayayong na […]

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Fragile recovery persists among nanoenterprises post pandemic

Update 18 of SEDPI’s Rapid Community Assessment (RCA)October – December 2022 As the world slowly recovers from the pandemic, the economic landscape remains uncertain, especially for nanoenterprises. A recent survey conducted by our organization, Social Enterprise Development Partnerships, Inc. (SEDPI), reveals that 99% of nanoenterprises have resumed operations as of December 2022, indicating a promising […]

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Resilience and Recovery: A Chronological Analysis of Nanoenterprises Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on nanoenterprises (NEs) worldwide, with various stages of recovery, demand trends, and access to supplies experienced throughout the course of the pandemic. This article examines the chronological analysis of NEs’ recovery, demand trends, and access to supplies from March 2020 to December 2022, based on the Rapid […]

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