Tejo

About the organization

Tejo produces colourful hand woven bracelets created entirely by mothers from underprivileged communities in Paranaque City. Founded by Gabrielle Marie A. Cruz in 2013, the founder wanted a way to give back to her community after receiving a scholarship to go to university while also creating a business that would sustain itself. Tejo means "I weave" in Spanish.

Business Category

Retail & Ecommerce

Business Sub-Category

Filipino handcrafts, Jewelry, bags & accessories

Year Founded

2013

What makes it a social enterprise?

Tejo works with livelihood partners to provide a fair income to mothers from underprivileged communities. Tejo trains those mothers on how to weave the bracelets, which allows them to get paid for each piece that is hand-made. The income provided by their work helps those women to pay for their child's education and other household expenses. Some of those women were previously on a Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program from the government, their work with Tejo helped them to no longer rely on this government's program.

What is its social cause?
Employment development & skills training, Poverty eradication
Who does it impact?
Women, Low-income individuals
Website

http://www.tejo.ph/

Email

[email protected]

Phone Number

09175626848

Address

Paranaque City, Philippines

Where is Tejo in Philippines

Tejo on Social Media