“the good meat for meals that make a difference”
Hamlet is a social enterprise partnering with Gawad Kalinga, an organization that has empowered the poor in the Philippines providing food for the hungry, and homes for the homeless. Hamlet aims to end poverty & create abundance for 5M Filipino families by creating and serving delicious, safer and healthier meals every day at an affordable price!
Wow, ok!! And once we’ve said that, how do we do that?
Step by step!
Developping good meat products without artificial preservatives thanks to
the talent of the community - check!
and testing our products thanks to a food stall pilot - check!
Launching our products over the mass market, starting with a new stall in a high traffic area: yet to come!
This is THE decisive step for our development! And the more the enterprise develops the more families we can sustainably uplift out of poverty.
Each successful food stall will sustainably support 3 families from
Gawad Kalinga communities.
That’s why we are launching our Bet On Hamlet campaign.
How did we start...
It all began in the first Social Business Camp organized by the Gawad Kalinga Enchanted Farm. Here the Hamlet Team discovered a vision to help end poverty in the Philippines in partnership with Gawad Kalinga communities. Here we came face to face with people who have lived in poverty, yet were passionate individuals committed to uplifting themselves. Here we met our community partners, Tita Lolit and Ate Jane, who have inspired us and made us see that such collaboration can happen and can succeed in building the Philippines into a world class country!
Our community partners - Tita Lolit and Ate Jane - were instrumental in developing the recipes for our products. After sending them to training courses on meat processing, they were able to perfect these products to effectively delight customers. By building and believing in our People, we allow their own genius to shine and inspire us all! Empowering them through skills building provides them an opportunity to uplift themselves out of poverty conditions sustainably, providing a better future for their families.
Our mission was to create a model that sustainably uplifts our community partners out of poverty. Thus, we chose to set-up a social enterprise that would generate income consistently and would allow our community partners to be directly involved in uplifting themselves. We started from the strengths of the Titas - cooking! From this, we set-up a pilot food stall in the GK Enchanted Farm to sell the products that Tita Lolit and Ate Jane make. This food stall is called 'Hamon', which means 'to challenge' in the Filipino Language. Our 'Hamon' food stall showed great potential from customer feedback in the GK Enchanted Farm. Thus, this created a window of opportunity to more sustainably support our community partners and their families by expanding Hamon food stall operations to a high traffic area in the city.
Serving Our Communities
Hamlet is also committed to uplifting the community it serves.
We also believe education is essential in uplifting people beyond poverty sustainably. For this, the Hamlet team conducts weekly tutorial sessions for the children in the community. Through these, we aim to build people out of poverty, not only for today, but for future generations.
To simplify, here is how it works:
Learn more about GK communities: http://www.gk1world.com
We are targeting to raise $24,000 or around 1M pesos! What for?! To be able to launch our first stall in the city! We aim to open the Hamon food stall within the year and we are really excited about it! The funds will directly go to all preparations in making this happen.
The target amount covers the operating expenses for a year, to allow enough time to build trial, awareness, and repeat purchase for the food stall brand in a more competitve city environment.
Curious? You will find more details below!
If the goal
is not met, we aim to pool the resources we get, and see where we can launch
our first stall based on the amount raised. If we accomplish beyond the goal (positive thinking is key!), this will allow us to open additional food stalls to assist more families!
What will YOU get ?
Because we want to keep our campaign fun and delicious, we prepared unique perks exclusively for this campaign! Check it out:
Please allow us some lead time to send the prizes after the campaign ends.
By helping us grow, you will:
Improve directly the lives of 3 families (providing them sustainable livelihood)
Bet on the next generation helping us to improve our tutorial sessions for the kids
Help encourage healthier, affordable food options for consumers
Contribute to the vision of Gawad Kalinga in ending poverty in the Philippines for 5 million families by 2024.
All forms of help are very welcome!
Let's make some noise together...
All you have to do is:
share our campaign link
share our video link
tell your friends and family about it!
You can use the indiegogo sharing tools just below.
We can together help end poverty and create abundance for all one bet
at a time...
so let's start now and Bet on Hamlet!
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. Thank you and wishing you all the best!