Coconut-based Women Entrepreneurship Initiative

by Water, Agroforestry, Nutrition and Development Foundation
Coconut-based Women Entrepreneurship Initiative

Project Report | Dec 21, 2018
Making livelihood out of coconut by-products

By Cora Sayre | Project Leader

Coconut products
Coconut products

Dear Friend,

Happy Holidays to you and thank you very much for your generosity supporting our coconut-based women entrepreneurship initiative. This initiative is indeed very excellent and is starting to provide tremendous benefits to women and their families who are engaged in coconut farming. The coconut is a versatile tree and offers lots of products where income can be generated. One problem for small farmers is where to get the capital to pump-prime their business. At harvest every 3 months, the income from coconuts is just enough to tide a small farming family day by day basis. We are happy to report that this time, we found a way to process coconut water into spiced vinegar as well as produce chili paste using coconut oil as one of the major ingredients. Both products have very high demand and their shelf-life is long. A group of girls formed themselves into an association in order to integrate production and marketing of the vinegar and paste. 

By next week, we will develop a vermi-composting business using coco-peat as the main component as well as producing chacoal from coconut shell. 

Again, thank you very much for your generosity. Special thanks goes to Bliss Unlimited, LLC for the support.

Very sincerely yours,


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Water, Agroforestry, Nutrition and Development Foundation

Location: Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental - Philippines
Project Leader:
Cora Sayre
Cagayan de Oro , Misamis Oriental Philippines
$22,400 raised of $40,000 goal
60 donations
$17,600 to go
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