Approximately 60% of smallholder coconut farmers live below the poverty line.

Together with our partners, we continue our mission to help positively impact Filipinos through coconut farming interventions that create a more prosperous future for their families and end the vicious cycle of poverty.

With you, HOPE grows location

Coconut farming communities in remote parts of the country face many challenges, including a shortage of supplies and outdated farming practices. Through your support, we are able to increase the income of smallholder farmers so that more Filipino communities can enjoy a bountiful future.

17,584
Farmers reached
796,613
Total seedlings
183%
Increase in income

The Vita Coco Project

In 2014, HOPE partnered with Vita Coco, the world’s leading Coconut Water brand, to create the Vita Coco Project. For every pack sold, Php 5 is donated to support the communities from where they source their coconuts. The Vita Coco Project is able to support thousands of coconut farmers around the country through the following interventions: 

Replanting

Distributing high-quality coconut and intercrop-certified variety seedlings increases capacity, replaces senile trees, and populates unproductive land.

TRAINING

End-to-end training on coconut and intercrop production improves skills and increases productivity

INTERCROPPING

Introducing high value or cash crops in between existing trees and livestock increases farmers’ income

MARKET ACCESS

Through CocoUber, a HOPE initiative that connects farmers directly to manufacturing partners, farmers have more access to demand and higher pricing due to less dependence on middlemen

MICROBREEDING

In partnership with the Philippine Coconut Authority, HOPE teaches farmers microbreeding techniques to create hybrid offspring that produce more yield.

Stories from the Field

‘Road to a Million’ Update

HOPE, GCash, and Century Pacific Food Inc. have distributed 875,025 coconut seedlings to 6,899 smallholder farmers since they launched the ‘1 Million Coconut Trees’ project in August 2021.

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Every Woman is a #HOPEHero

To celebrate this year’s Women’s Month, we’re highlighting remarkable women from various sectors who all use their unique strengths to enable change in their communities.

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HOPE’s First Coconut Relief Drive

HOPE reached out to local government units in Surigao to organize a relief drive that will distribute coconut seedlings to farmers who were severely affected by Typhoon Odette.

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