Posted on October 11, 2011 12:16:11 AM
Who will be the next Entrepreneur of the Year?
THE SEARCH for the Entrepreneur Of The Year Philippines 2011 concludes tomorrow night in a much-awaited awards gala at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel.
The search produced 17 outstanding entrepreneurs representing 16 organizations from diverse industries throughout the country. SGV Foundation Chairman Vic Noel says, “The chosen theme for this year is ‘Shine.’ To be an entrepreneur is to be a beacon, a shining ray of hope and inspiration. To have dreams that burn bright with passion.
“To blaze the trail, that others may follow in their footsteps. The Entrepreneur Of The Year Philippines program 2011 program salutes the courage, spirit and determination of our Filipino entrepreneurs, and the indispensable contributions that they make to our people and our economy. Through their work, their stories and their convictions, they show us all what it means to truly shine.”
Anna Meloto-Wilk and Camille Meloto, founders of Gandang Kalikasan, Inc. (GKI), were inspired to develop their own line of organic, all-natural beauty products after having experienced similar products while visiting the United States.
Tapping the residents of Gawad Kalinga (GK) communities for their workforce and farming communities for raw materials, the sisters began manufacturing and marketing a full line of world-class organic products that also provide vital livelihood to marginalized communities.
OFFICIAL PAGE. Human Nature is a brand of natural & organic beauty & personal care products. 100% no harmful chemicals. 100% Philippine-made. Unbelievably affordable. Each purchase helps provide sustainable livelihood for Filipino farmers.
Welcome to the Human ♥ Nature, an exciting range of beauty and personal care products that is natural & organic, Philippine-grown and chemical-free!
So what is organic? Throwing in some plant extracts into a regular shampoo does NOT make it organic and probably won’t make much difference to your hair or to the planet because it’s still laden with the same harmful chemicals that strip your locks of moisture and pollute our rivers and oceans.In simple terms, organic products are those whose ingredients are processed with absolutely NO synthetic chemicals. We all see the damage chemicals do to our environment. The only way to be certain that our families are 100% safe is not to use chemicals at all. So if organic products are so good, why don’t more people buy them? Because most organic products are so expensive that only a few can afford them. Yet now, for the first time in the Philippines, organic personal care products are affordable! We also want to invest in Philippine-grown products because we are firm believers in our country and our people. Filipinos are some of the most hard-working and inventive people in the world, given the right environment. Producing world-class Philippine products is our way of loving our country and lifting many Filipinos out of poverty. So since every ingredient we use comes from Philippine farmers, you know that every product you use is helping the Philippines rise as a nation! Human Nature is about loving the Philippines, loving the environment and loving our families as we provide only the safest and purest world-class ingredients for them. These are effective AND affordable organic personal care products that feel as good on your skin as they do in your heart. We hope that you will find a sense of peace and purpose knowing that your everyday choices have a positive impact on our country and our planet.
Human ♥ Nature was created by Anna Meloto-Wilk and Camille Meloto, two of the daughters of Tony Meloto, founder of Gawad Kalinga (GK). GK has already transformed more than 2,000 slums in the Philippines and in world into beautiful, peaceful communities that are on their way to becoming productive too. Gawad Kalinga is recognized globally as a world-class Filipino movement for nation building by everyone from Harvard University to the National Institute of Education in Singapore. GK won the Magsaysay Award, Asia’s Nobel Prize, in 2006. Our vision is that as soon as GK villages are capable of producing our ingredients to the highest standards, we will equip and empower them to grow and process what we need for our products. Right now, our ingredients come only from organic farmers in the Philippines who are able to produce to international standards. So every product you buy is already directly supporting our country. Through our partnership with Gawad Kalinga, we hope that soon there will be hundreds of world-class community organic farms in the Philippines providing livelihood for thousands of our poorest people as we raise them up to be world-class Filipinos.
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HOTLINE: 888.U.LOVE.GK – 888.856.8345 – 714 948 4308