What is the name of your social enterprise?
Fishers & Changemakers, Inc.
What is your social enterprise all about?
Fishers & Changemakers, Inc (FCI) is a pioneer social enterprise that partners with local artisan fishers, the poorest sector in the Philippines, to produce high-quality Balangay's Best seafood products using sustainable technologies and equitable business practices.
It was established last October 2014 during the rehabilitation efforts in Bantayan Island in Cebu to make a positive impact to the lives of the Artisan Filipino Fishers, particularly on economic, social and environment aspects.
At present, FCI is now expanding to more fishing communities nationwide while creating synergy with multi-sector partnerships.
What is the inspiration behind your social enterprise?
We started the social enterprise for the Artisan Filipino Fishers from Bantayan Island in Cebu. As we journeyed with them to explore possible ways to collaborate, we were exposed to their heartbreaking situation and understand the need of creating a holistic approach 'from catch to plate' to fill in the gaps and their disconnection from opportunities.