„WE CAN“, a project of „Working for the Enhancement of the Chamber and Association Network“ in the central Visayas region of the Philippines, was carried out from 2009 to 2012 by AFOS Foundation, supported by BKU and in cooperation with the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI), in order to solve the following problems:
- Small and Mid-sized Enterprises (SME) have insufficient access to financial and non-financial services
- unsatisfactory conditions for the civil society to influence the legal, economic and institutional framework in an environment strongly determined by politics
The project was supported by the German Federal Ministry for economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) within the program ‘partnership of chambers and associations‘. It substantially assisted Chambers of Commerce, like the CCCI and smaller local chambers, as well as different associations, in offering services to their members – including many SMEs – and in gaining and keeping new member companies.
In the course of the project’s implementation, an initiative was born, out of which the company „Travel Authentic Philippines“ was eventually founded. Until today, this company successfully organizes customized and personalized travel, dedicating itself to travel as an encouter of people and culture, whereby enriching and mind-opening experiences can be made. „Travel Authentic Philippines“ stands against exploitation of human and natural resources.
Further information: https://travelauthenticphilippines.com/about-us/