FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What made you decide to do Hope is Found?
In our extensive background in business consulting, a lot of our clients desired to incorporate social responsibility programs. This exposure allowed us to evaluate the dire problems our fellow Filipinos face and how severe and desperate their situation is if no action is done today.
This had motivated and propelled us in creating a program that will provide support and impact for a longer timeframe.
Are you a foundation or charity organization?
We are a social enterprise organization defined as economically-sustainable businesses or startups founded with a core social or environmental mission. This makes us combine the operation of traditional businesses and the social impact platform of foundations.
As a for-profit enterprise, we use a huge part of our income to support the livelihood of our beneficiaries and what remains are re-invested to implement the program to other barangays. We ask for funding and support to jumpstart our program but also earn from our operation to sustain our organization.
Why are you asking for funding and support?
The social work is big and it can only be done through the efforts of many. We are only a 7 in our team and to fully realize the goal of helping 8,000 families have a livelihood and giving 24,000 children access to education we need your help and other people’s assistance.
All supporters will be updated via our social media pages and may receive reports and newsletters through email. We also commit to making available all audited financial statements in the transparency of where your support went to.
What support do you need?
We are open to financial support via product purchase, advertising partnerships and of course, your referral of us to your friends and families. The more who knows and contributes to our cause the faster we can mobilize the program in more barangays to benefit poor families.
How can I give my support?
There are many ways you can support us depending on your preference.
- For corporations, you may become a benefactor by purchasing from our products in which the profit will be invested in the fund pool to operate one barangay at a time. Also, you may carry the costs for creation of marketing and advertising materials in which your logo will be included.
- For digital artists, graphic designers and copywriters, you can help us by creating 5-10 campaign materials for us to post and share on social media or use in our marketing campaigns. Your name or brand logo will be included as well as your contact details as a co-promotion partnership.
- As an individual, you can support us by buying products at www.hopeisfound.ph For every product you buy, P100 will be added to the funding pool until we reach P300,000, the amount needed to start the program implementation in one barangay. You will benefit from free delivery and COD feature in selected areas.
- Be a Hope Guardian, Sign-up when our representative and the beneficiary will visit you and you can make a weekly, semi-monthly or monthly pledge purchase order in small value 60.00-450.00, empowering the beneficiary to have sustainable income to enable them to send their children to school, access to healthcare, clothing, and food on the table, helping to get out them of poverty for good.
- For entrepreneurs, you may partner with us by extending the minimum fund and helping us co-manage your barangay residence. Instead of our employee, you will be our partner in implementing the program and managing the livelihood of the beneficiaries. You will be given a share of the profit in exchange for your efforts.
Do you have another idea to support us? Send us an email and we’d be happy to explore it with you.
How do you choose the barangay recipients?
Our standard operation is to get certified information from the barangay and schools on families and children who live in survival poverty. From this, we do due diligence on their background, attitude, and potential in doing the program.
Children of chosen families must not be recipients of other scholarships. This is because we want to give the opportunity to another child who may not be top in class but shows a potential to grow when given the chance.
How do you manage the program?
We will operate it as a branch office. For every barangay we implement the program, a staff or social entrepreneur will be assigned. Their task is to handle the products, train the recipients, engage the community, and monitor the progress and report results to the community and to our head office.
This co-management approach is unique and necessary for our program because our goal to help them break away from the poverty cycle so their next generation will be free from its traps. The operation is really in-depth to increase the success rate of the program.