Who We Work With

Etimos Foundation, Italy

APPEND is implementing  the LIFE Project is in partnership with the Etimos Foundation, Italy with funding from CEI, Rome, Italy.   The general objective is to restore the livelihood and  promote family-based business of the people who lost their sources of income because of Supertyphoon Haiyan.

Gordon and Helen Smith Foundation and Opportunity International

APPEND manages and implements a direct college/university scholarship program for children of the poor microentrepreneurs. The poor and deserving students from remote provinces are given scholarships to study in the best universities in Metro Manila. They get academic, leadership and personality development training while in school. The students are being trained on Social Solidarity Economy. It also inculcated the values on protecting the environment to the youth.

Willow Creek Community Church and Willow Creek Association

In partnership with Willow Creek, APPEND organizes and manages the implementation and conduct of the Global Leadership Summit in the Philippines. This is a leadership event that gathers church and marketplace leaders from around the region. The aim is to develop leaders that have the hearts for the poor, destitute and marginalized.

Opportunity International USA

The Cents for Life project develops a microenterprise  sector with work ethics rooted in biblical values of honesty, discipline, integrity, stewardship and commitment to the poor and their environment. It  invests in the development of leaders whose lives are  characterized by faith, hope, love and godliness.

APPEND with Grassroots, people in the communities and APPEND partners

Strengthening Social Solidarity Ecosystem and Economy (SSEE)  through establishments of Local Organized Members in all villages in the Philippines to promote and practice SSEE.

Establishing and strengthening  SSEE enterprises that are  corporately owned and operated by the members.

Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) and Opportunity International

Financial Literacy and Education Program on savings, budgeting, investments, understanding the credit  jargons and terms and others. Trained more than 50,000 staff, leaders and clients on financial literacy and education

Tear Fund-VASS New Zealand government

Community Development Capacity Building for  seven (7) NGOs. The goal is to improve the capacity of these NGOs to carry-out relevant community and microfinance program.

APPEND provided training and on-site capacity building to more than 35,000 staff and community  leaders and people on establishing the local resource management system, participatory action research, village development planning, participatory action research, project development and management.

Taught the grassroots people to mobilize resources from their local government units and other local government agencies.

Agencia Espanola de Cooperacion Internationale or Spanish Agency for International Development and CODESPA

Expansion Y Mejoramiento de los programans de microcredito de APPEND,

Filipinas, Fase 1-III   (Microfinance Institution Expansion Scheme.)

A project to expand and scale-up the microcredit program and the capacity building project of APPEND.

Built the technical and leadership capacity of 6,540 head office and branch office staff.   Increased the number of total micro-entrepreneurs assisted from 251,000 to one million people in 2006.   Provided wholesale lending to member NGOs.

European Union (CASCADE) Caraballo and Southern Cordillera Agricultural Development Program:

In partnership with the Department of Agriculture (DA) and European Commission

This supported the tribal groups in Northern Philippines through access to financial services delivered by Cooperative Bank of Benguet and other microfinance NGOs operating in the area

APPEND managed the fund and lent to beneficiaries of DA and provided training to staff and clients of the coops and NGOs involved in the Project.

Australian Agency for International Development with Opportunity International Australia

Build the technical capacity of the development and microfinance workers in managing microfinance operations for poor communities in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao

Opportunity International US

APPEND managed the Philippine Scale-up Program which aimed at creating and strengthening the microenterprises of more than 250,000 poor households by 2003;

Provided a total loan fund of PhP414M to more than 251,000 micro-entrepreneurs.