Since 2007 Hapinoy has been working with women micro-entrepreneurs who own and run sari-sari stores. Hapinoy’s projects include conducting training programs, as well as business development initiatives made possible by corporate and enterprise partners.
Hapinoy’s training programs include topics such as business skills, personal development, financial literacy, and family-based workshops. These training programs were supported by various stakeholders from different fields such as government and non-government organizations, multi-national corporations, microfinance institutions and other entities that share in Hapinoy’s goal of empowering Filipino micro-entrepreneurs.
KKK (Kayang-Kayang Kumita sa Hapinoy)
Kayang-Kaya Kumita sa Hapinoy or KKK is the standard business training program developed to equip the Nanays with basic business skills to manage and grow their stores. KKK was rolled-out in twelve provinces working with thousands of Nanays running for around six to ten months for each community.
Nanays who have undergone the KKK program are now able to utilize systems such as inventory management, record keeping, and risk and cashflow analysis in their own stores. More than the skills and store systems, what changed the most is Nanay’s self-esteem. With a sense of accomplishment and empowerment over her cashflow, Nanay has become more confident to face the challenges of being a mother and a businesswoman. Because of this, a distinct quality that Hapinoy Nanays share is their unconditional optimism—optimism fuelled by determination, and directed by dreams.
- Camarines Norte
- Camarines Sur
- Leyte (ongoing)
SNTP (Sari-Sari Store Negosyo Training Program)
Hapinoy’s Sari-Sari Store Negosyo Training Program is a sampler of the KKK that runs for two whole days. Nanays receive the same basic lessons and are also provided with the materials and tools they need to better manage their stores. SNTP’s goal is to introduce basic store systems in order to make their businesses more sustainable and profitable.
- Bicol Region
Masaya’t Masaganang Pamilya (MMP)
The Masaya’t Masaganang Pamilya Seminar is a two-day financial literacy and marriage encounter seminar for Hapinoy Nanays and their spouses. MMP aims to help couples plan out and articulate their dreams for their family and sari-sari store businesses. The seminar also provides the couples with proper financial education in order to equip them in pursuing their dreams.
- Camarines Sur
Hapinoy also works with corporate partners to develop specific training programs such as savings workshops, over-the-counter medicine sales training, and mobile literacy. With years of experience, Hapinoy is able to design effective training programs and seminars that especially fit the needs of micro-entrepreneurs.
As a complement to the training programs, the Nanays are presented with new business opportunities. These opportunities are to assist them with the next step, growing their businesses after successfully stabilizing their stores. And together with increasing their stores’ profitability, Hapinoy also hopes to introduce high-impact goods and services to communities through these businesses.
HapiDelivery was one of Hapinoy’s first business development initiatives. It ran from 2009 to 2011and was implemented in all Hapinoy areas with the goal of providing sari-sari stores with more flexible and better purchasing options for their store inventory. HapiDelivery offered credit terms for the Nanays and catered to both their bulk and small orders. This allowed the Nanays to free up a part of their working capital, save, and invest in new businesses.
Mobile Money Remittance
Hapinoy partnered with a local telecommunications company to provide the Nanays with the opportunity to become money remittance agents. The project benefited both the stores and their communities by making money transfer services more affordable and more accessible for the people. This initiative was rolled out in 30 Hapinoy Community Stores and was one of the Nanays’ most favorite projects.
Over-the-counter medicine was introduced through the Hapinoy sari-sari store network so that communities will have access to the most basic medicine and vitamins. The Nanays were trained before they were given the new business, in order to ensure that the medicines were distributed safely and with the guidance of proper knowledge. This project also increased the Nanays’ profit because of the high-demand for such health products. Partnering with the largest pharmaceutical company and a generics company, the initiative was able to reach 4,000 sari-sari stores.
Hapinoy has had a lot of different projects depending on what the community, the stores, and the Nanays need. We have jumped from one training to the next, introduced one new business to another. But despite the constant rotation and shifting of projects, one thing remains consistent: Hapinoy’s dedication to being Nanay’s helping-hand in reaching her dreams and goals.