Mabuhay Restop Travel Cafe and Museum
About the organization
Mabuhay Restop Travel Cafe and Museum in Rizal Park is the first venture of Mabuhay Restops, Inc. that aims to promote Philippine cultural heritage and love of God and country through food, tours, shows, art and other attractions.
In addition to cultural tours, visitors to the Mabuhay Restop Travel Cafe and Museum can find:
- An on-site cafe/restaurant serving a range of Philippine dishes
- A museum and art gallery
- Various theatrical performances and shows designed to showcase Filipino arts and culture
- On-site souvenir shop selling locally made products which directly support poor communities in Philippines
Tourism and hospitality
What makes it a social enterprise?
Mabuhay Restop works in partnership with GKONOMICS, a Gawad Kalinga partner in social enterprise development. Together, they aim to establish MABUHAY RESTOP as one of the first enterprises to commit to give 30% of its net income to Gawad Kalinga, with the intent to eventually increase this percentage as their way of (1) showing that it is profitable to invest in the poor and partner with them, and (2) living out the mantra of "less for self, more for others, enough for all.
In addition to benefitting poor communities, Mabuhay Restop is committed to the cause of nation-building by promoting responsible tourism within Philippines and sharing the richness of Philippine culture and history.
What is its social cause?Culture, Poverty eradication
Who does it impact?Low-income individuals
Resources to learn more about Mabuhay Restop Travel Cafe and Museum
[Social Business Summit 2013] ‘Sosyal’ or social entrepreneur?
[Tripadvisor] Mabuhay Restop
[GMA Network] Enjoying native food and culture for a cause at Mabuhay Restop
[Out of Town Blog] Mabuhay Restop: Discovering Filipino Food and Culture - Out of Town Blog