What social entrepreneurship means to a 21-year-old girl
(Business Mentor’s note: Auie Anatalio is a social entrepreneur in Gawad Kalinga Enchanted Farm. She is also a teacher at School for Experiential and Entrepreneurial Development (SEED), the first Farm Village University in the country. Inspired by Gawad Kalinga’s vision to end poverty for 50 million families by 2024, her vision is to build social enterprises that will uplift, sustain and spice up the lives of many.)
From crafting marketing plans to planting “siling labuyo” at 21, I left my glamorous corporate job to become a full-time social entrepreneur at Hot Papa Chili, a social enterprise in Gawad Kalinga Enchanted Farm, Angat, Bulacan.
After graduating from college, the logical thing to do was to follow the path the universe had set for me: get a well-paying job, perform well, get promoted, buy a house, car and insurance, and build a happy family. Then fantasy turned into reality.
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