During the pandemic, many Filipinos demonstrate their resourcefulness just to earn an income during the community quarantine.
There are some who started selling clothes and accessories, while there are also others who began selling food and other goods. These businesses have undoubtedly helped the sellers provide for their family during a time where the economy is experiencing a recession and many are losing their jobs. (Read: A Prayer for Business Owners in Difficult Times)
But apart from hustling to support themselves and their loved ones, some online sellers also work hard to help other individuals in need. These sellers usually work for a cause to, in a way, alleviate the struggles of their fellow Filipinos amid the pandemic.
My Pope lists three online sellers that you can support for a good cause.
Fresh By Kyla
Fresh By Kyla is an online cake business owned by a teenager that specializes in Korean minimalist cakes. (Read: 4 Online Bakeries That Offer Korean Minimalist Cakes) But did you know that with every purchase from this shop, a part of the sale goes to a community in need?
That’s right, for each cake you buy from Fresh By Kyla, you are supporting one of their chosen causes! So go check them out on Instagram, @freshbykyla, to see how you can help!
Pane Dolce is a newly established online pastry business owned by Angela Agupayan and Rhiza Mendoza, two best friends who are currently college students. The sales for all their pastries and desserts go directly to their tuition and miscellaneous fees in school. By purchasing their treats, you not only fill your stomach with good food, but you also get to help send Angela and Rhiza to school! Check their Instagram for more information.
Daloy Initiative is a fundraising project by coffee brands like Trails and Traces Roasters, Connector Coffee Co., and Standard Coffee Co., among others. They aim to connect coffee lovers to local coffee farmers in La Trinidad, Benguet so these farmers could earn despite the pandemic.
Help our farmers get through this pandemic by buying coffee beans, one bag at a time. Fill out Daloy Initiative’s order form here.