AFI communities join Ayala Group Fair Share Store

Ayala Foundation participated at the Ayala Group Fair Share store on July 18, showcasing some of the products produced by its partner communities.

The Ayala Group Fair Share aims to help producers, community partners and entrepreneurs, and supports community-based programs, with the end-objective of propelling inclusive growth and promoting sustainability. At the same time, it aims to connect the communities with the Ayala group of companies, strategically linking enterprises with the groups’ employees and corporate buyers.

“We hope this is the start of what will be an annual event. In the future, we can hold it at a bigger venue and open it to the public. We also look forward to having in the future an Ayala Group Fair Share Online Store to make the products of these communities more accessible to a broader market,” said Delfin Gonzales Jr., chief financial officer of Ayala Corporation.

Over 15 partner communities of the Ayala group of companies participated in the fair. Ayala Foundation was represented by several partner communities, such as the Center of Excellence in Public Elementary Education (CENTEX); the Iraya-Mangyan Community of Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro; the Buklod Bahayan community of Silang, Cavite; and the Sustainable Livelihood community in El Nido, Palawan.

Some of the items on sale from Ayala Foundation were rare collectible ceramic CENTEX plates and paper products with cover designs by renowned Filipino artist Vicente Manansala. The Iraya-Mangan community of Puerto Galera featured beautifully handwoven nito baskets with designs that are unique to this indigenous group. Other items included soaps and dishwashing detergent from the Buklod Bahayan Daycare Center of Silang, Cavite; and hand-woven bags and cashew from El Nido, Palawan.

Plans area are underway for the staging of another Fair Share store later on in the year. 

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