Girlyn Pacalioga continue to experience significant transformations when she ventured into organic soap productions wherein most of the ingredients are planted in her 2-hectare diversified farm.
Several of her bath soaps are creatively labelled with CHARPAMOR or CALCHAR which sounds socially familiar and obviously have the millennial spirit in it. But it actually represents the beneficial ingredients used in making it like charcoal, papaya, moringa, and calamansi. She also has adlai, coffee, cucumber and pineapple-based soaps. I did ask her once if it can be eaten.
We wouldn’t be surprised at all that in the coming months, Girlyn and her team will develop soaps labelled with CHARMOZ, CHURVA or CHURVANES. Creative minds can always create something new.
Her soapmaking business, named UMALENG, is gaining a conservative amount of 600,000 annual income where she gets the needed money to sustain the education of her scholars and to provide employment to a handful of workers, mostly women. It is, indeed, a good model of Social Enterprise.
During the past months, Girlyn sent a significant amount out of her income to the communities in Luzon devastated by typhoons. Find out more about this inspiring farmer-entrepreneur by clicking this link: http://agroecophilippines.org/she-produces-one-of-the-best-organic-rice-meant-to-be-shared-to-the-small-scale-farmers/.
Six hundred kilometers away from her place, Pinky, Marissa and Lito, farmers from Compostela, Davao De Oro have organized a community-based soapmaking training last December 10-11 among the women, with Lalai Regidor as the resource person http://agroecophilippines.org/making-the-technology-on-soapmaking-accessible-to-more-farmers/, one of those farmers trained by Girlyn a year ago. Their goal is to improve the livelihood of the farmers, under the principles of agroecology.
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