From social enterprise, saving a river and providing assistance to distressed OFWs - these has been the key advocacies of The Villar Foundation in the past 20 years.
Last year, the Villar Foundation took their OFW assistance program notches higher by organizing the ‘First OFW and Family Summit: Kabuhayan Para sa Kinabukasan’ in partnership with GoNegosyo. Over 5,000 OFWs and their family members came at World Trade Center to attend talks and seminars that would equip them with necessary know-how and adopt an entrepreneurial mindset. There were also various booths that offer business ideas and opportunities.
The Villar Foundation also raffled off a house and lot from Camella Homes during the one-day summit. Foresa Morada, a wife of an OFW from Quezon City, was the lucky winner of the house and lot. She tearfully shared her experience that although her husband has been an OFW for many years, they still don’t have a house of their own since most of their earnings goes to their children’s education.
Mrs. Villar even visited Mrs. Morada’s new home at the Tierra Nevada subdivision of Camella Homes in General Trias, Cavite. The family cannot stop expressing their gratitude to the Villar Foundation for the blessing.
This year the 2nd OFW & Family Summit of Villar Foundation & GoNegosyo will happen on Nov. 22 with raffle prizes such as a Camella house & lot, sari-sari store packages, food carts up for grabs!
The summit will have various raffle prizes, most of which are livelihood opportunities including grocery items from Puregold and Finds to start off a sari-sari store; motorcycle that can be used for a tricycle; food carts from Kettle Korn and RFM among others.
OFWs and their families can also get business and investment ideas from the exhibitors stalls such as Smart, AVON, Marikina Shoe Exchange, Isuzu, Finds, Puregold among many more in the venue at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.
Visit the Villar Foundation and GoNegosyo to pre-register online http://www.ofwsummit2012.villarfoundation.org/