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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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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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Power to the Nano: How SEDPI is shaking up economic norms for the better

The SEDPI Group of Social Enterprises is a Philippines-based organization that operates with the aim of alleviating poverty among Filipinos worldwide. Since its inception in 2004, it has grown to include eight collaborative organizations executing three key programs: SEDPI KaSosyo, SEDPI KaNegosyo, and Usapang Pera. These programs focus on social investments, nanofinancing, and financial education […]

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SEDPI and PhilHealth partnership: An empowering step towards accessible health insurance for nanoenterprises

The significance of the National Health Insurance Program (NHIP) under the Universal Health Care (UHC) Act in the Philippines is undisputable. As a nation, we must ensure that healthcare is both accessible and affordable to every Filipino citizen, particularly those from marginalized sectors. SEDPI, an organization that champions social investments, nanofinancing, and financial education to alleviate […]

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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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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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Profile of nanoenterprises

Nanoenterprises are typically unregistered livelihoods of self-employed individuals or informal solo-preneurs with asset size ranging from PhP3,000 to PhP150,000. They operate businesses alone or with the help of unpaid family members targeting their immediate local communities. Microenterprises are mostly registered enterprises able to hire employees albeit on a minimum wage rate. There are approximately 8.1 […]

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A case for nanoenterprises

According to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), there are nearly a million microenterprises in the Philippines. DTI considers any business with less than PhP3 million in assets and less than 10 employees as microenterprise. The challenge with this classification in the social development perspective is that it lumps together poor and non-poor enterprises […]

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