CONGRATULATIONS TO THE HAPINOY FOR WINNING PROJECT INSPIRE: 5 Minutes to Change the World!

September 6th, 2011

Hapinoy Program from the Philippines recently won in the UN’s Project Inspire competition besting 400 social enterprises from all over the world. The winning project was determined by a combination of public votes and judges scores from the Grand Finals event last 24 August, 2011.

The project mainly focuses on helping women micro-entrepreneurs in Southern Luzon Philippines. The Hapinoy team is composed of Bam Aquino, Michelle Pabalan and Mark Ruiz.

Hapinoy believes that given the right access to goods and opportunities, the poor will be able to lift themselves out of poverty. Hapinoy work towards the economic and social growth of the communities they engage. They believe that they are changing the world for women as they help develop them into successful micro entrepreneurs and leaders of their communities.

See their winning entry by visiting http://www.5minutestochangetheworld.org/finalists