Tag Archives: (L)Earning Wealth

Never Too Small for Hope- Part III (Service Economy)

Federic Caneta / Resident of Cebu City – Furniture Maker  The miter saw is silent in Federic Caneta’s workshop. The carpenter has a cabinet and a couple of shelves from commissions that were canceled because of the lockdown. His monthly projects vary with demand, “I make furniture on a custom-made or pre-order basis. Orders would […]

Continue reading →

Never too Small for Hope – Part II (Transport and Logistics)

Image Credit: FreePik Respondent: Jhun Rodriguez / Resident of Quezon City- Tricycle Driver Jhun Rodriquez’s day would start with morning commuters in Quezon City. He is one of 4.5 million drivers across the country who have left their vehicles in garages until quarantine conditions are lifted. Jhun has put a ‘Family Use – Private’ sign on […]

Continue reading →

Almost 4 in 10 nanoenterprises bounce back to pre-pandemic level

Update 10: SEDPI Rapid community assessment on the impact of COVID-19 to nanoenterprises Two months after the government started easing lockdowns in most parts of the country, 36% of nanoenterprises reported to have bounced back to pre-pandemic level. In May, only 18% expected to bounce back within one month which may be a good sign […]

Continue reading →

Plight of Microentrepreneurs in the Philippines Part 1 of 3 Sari-sari Stores

Never too Small for Hope- Part I Doing business is largely a family affair in the Philippines – 80% of enterprises are family-owned or family-controlled. Microenterprises are the most intimate and the most common of these businesses. Nine of out of 10 MSMEs in the Philippines are microenterprises. Their kinship is the most deep-rooted because […]

Continue reading →

Position Paper on Section 3.01 of the IRR of RA 11469 Section 4 (aa)

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to pose serious threats to health and has already disrupted the economy. This prompted the government to enact Republic Act No. 11469 otherwise known as the “Bayanihan to Heal As One Act,” declaring a state of national emergency in order respond to the urgent needs of the people. It is in […]

Continue reading →

Amplifying SEDPI’s practice: 2019 media highlights

In 2019, SEDPI, with the leadership of its founder and president Vince Rapisura, further enhanced its brand as the premier capacity builder in the fields of social entrepreneurship, microfinance and financial literacy in the Philippines. Apart from the organization’s social media page and video blog, #UsapangPera, the organization was able to reach hundreds of thousands […]

Continue reading →

SEDPI pioneers impact investing fora in 9 countries

“I found Vince Rapisura on Facebook and he constantly discusses being a social investor. Through him, I learned that investing can create more value than just mere profit. We can select investments that have a conscious goal of making a positive impact on society,” said a social investor in an online forum. Impact investing are […]

Continue reading →

(L)earning Wealth: SEDPI provides financial literacy to thousands of Filipinos here and abroad

“Ang pagyaman, napag-aaralan.” This has been the statement which reverberates in the minds and hearts of every Filipino who underwent SEDPI’s financial literacy training. Vince Rapisura, president of SEDPI, is slowly becoming well-known as a financial guru helping Filipinos, in and out of the country, manage their money better. In 2019, SEDPI was able to […]

Continue reading →

Ateneo-SEDPI Financial Literacy Training of Trainers

The Ateneo-SEDPI Microfinance Capacity-Building Program is mounting nationwide three-day training events entitled “Financial Literacy Training of Trainers”. The training of trainers is a certification that aims to equip stakeholders from the government and private sector to contribute to the financial empowerment of Filipinos. Training of Trainers (ToT) focuses on providing various methods and techniques on […]

Continue reading →

Job Opening | Marketing Associate

Do you want a job that has positive social impact? Are you interested in promoting financial literacy? (L)Earning Wealth is currently looking for a Marketing Associate. (L)Earning Wealth is SEDPI’s flagship program for financial literacy. SEDPI is the premiere capacity building institution providing training, research and consulting services in the areas of microfinance, social entrepreneurship and […]

Continue reading →