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.
Approximately 60% of smallholder coconut farmers live below the poverty line.
With you, HOPE grows
Coconut farming communities in remote parts of the country face many challenges, including a shortage of supplies and outdated farming practices.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.
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:
Distributing high-quality coconut and intercrop-certified variety seedlings increases capacity, replaces senile trees, and populates unproductive land.
End-to-end training on coconut and intercrop production improves skills and increases productivity
Introducing high value or cash crops in between existing trees and livestock increases farmers’ income
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
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.
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.
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.