Katilingbanong Pamahandi sa Mindanaw Foundation, Inc. (KPMFI) or the Community
Wealth Creation Initiatives in Mindanaw is a proud member of the BalayMindanaw Group. It focuses specifically on
developing social enterprise. KPMFI was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on October 17,
2006. It hopes to create positive social change within the framework of Sustainable Integrated Area Development and
social entrepreneurship. For more than eight years, KPMFI has been developing and promoting social enterprise models
and entrepreneurship programs together with its partner communities. Its core business is transforming poor households
into sustainable and resilient entrepreneurs.KPMFI is also actively involved in the Disaster Risk Reduction,
Resiliency-building and Emergency Assistance Mission (DREAM) Program of the BalayMindanaw Group. Its primary task
within the DREAM continuum is the rehabilitation and reconstruction of the disaster affected communities.
A SHORT HISTORY
KPMFI started out as an area-based operation team of Balay Mindanaw Foundation,
Inc. (BMFI) based in Gingoog City. It gradually spun-off as an organization separate from BMFI in 2006, focusing more
on the context and issues of communities living in the city of Gingoog and its neighbouring towns.
KPMFI shares the Balay Mindanaw Group’s vision of equity, development and peace
in Mindanao, the Philippines and the World. It also has an internal vision of helping its partner communities, with
passion and professionalism at par with national and global standards, to revolutionize production technologies. It
also aims to contribute to market reforms thus making it accessible to the poor.
KPMFI’s mission is as follows:
Help Build Empowered Sustainable Communities.
Helping Build Community Sustainable Enterprises
Helping Build Opportunities for Wealth Creation for Local Entrepreneurs
Helping Build Vibrant Local Economies
Helping Build Foundation of Sustainable Peace….
Help build a model of a sustainable self-reliant local NGO
Helping rebuild and rehabilitate disaster affected communities
Helping transform enterprising poor households to become entrepreneurs
Helping rebuild survivors of disasters to become resilient communities
OUR CORE VALUES
KPMFI is committed to the following shared core values with KPMFI, GMPI, GMAV & BBFI:
1. We Value Historicity
We know and we are proud to claim that we are sons and daughters of Balay Mindanaw.
We know that our mission is a natural evolution of our work in Balay Mindanaw to continually
build towards our Vision of Equity, Development and Peace.
We remember how our founding fathers/mothers toiled hard make our organization sustainable and
continually relevant to the call of the times.
2. We are Passionately Entrepreneurial
We continually ask: “how can we provide services that are low in cost but high in value?”
We strive hard to teach the value of entrepreneurship to our clients while we also teach ourselves and our
We fully believe that entrepreneurship in one of the best tools to end poverty.
3. We Are a Leading Organization
We believe that our intentions are good. Therefore, we strive to do our best in the things we
believe passionately in.
We believe in introducing innovations to change the rules of the game if we believe that these
rules are unjust and favors only a few.
As we lead, we focus on problem solving and avoid problem passing.
We will strive hard to offer solutions to problems that are considered difficult to solve
4. We are Happy and Celebratory Organization
We believe that the happier we are, the more productive we become as volunteers.
We value celebration, either of successes or of failures, as a way of commemorating our struggles in
reaching for our vision and mission
We provide spaces for ourselves and our clients to celebrate important milestones, both victories and failures,
to keep us grounded and guided by our historical evolution.
5. We Break Traditions
Apart from being innovators, we choose to break accepted norms that we think are past their
relevance and have been supporting the unjust status quo.
We introduce countercultures that we feel and think will level the playing field for the poor.
In this way, we revolutionize how we feel, look, and act on things
6. We have the Heart of Volunteers
We consider ourselves volunteers not just because we are working in non-profit, non-government organizations.
Before employment, all of us have had the opportunity to volunteer in Mindanawon communities.
We believe that the spirit of volunteerism drives us to be more efficient, effective, and productive
in all of the challenges that we have to face.
We believe that providing our communities with quality services is far more important than any monetary gain.
7. We are Spiritual
We believe that having the heart and culture of volunteerism makes us spiritually grounded in our
daily encounters with challenges and difficulties.