Rural Rising PH’s Crate Hope feeds displaced jeepney drivers

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Rural Rising PH's Crate Hope
One Crate Hope contains 10kg of fresh vegetables from local farmers. Photo from Rural Rising PH Facebook.

Rural Rising PH’s project Crate Hope is feeding displaced jeepney drivers.

The social enterprise is encouraging buyers of its fresh produce from local farmers to help donate crates of vegetables to help local jeepney drivers who have lost their source of livelihood amid the COVID 19 pandemic.

Rural Rising PH, dedicated to harnessing the potential of the countryside and fostering rural prosperity through agri-entrepreneurship, said it was motivated by the plight of PRC-Mantrade jeepney drivers to come up with the Crate Hope project to help feed the families of jeepney drivers.

Founders Ace and Andie Estrada are hopeful that takers will find a good deal in the purchase two crates with 20 kilograms of vegetables at the cost of Php 999.

Rural Rising PH will split the vegetables evenly between two crates, 10 kg. for the donor’s household and the other half to a jeepney driver’s family.

Rural Rsinig PH purchased 500 new stackable crates last weekend for the Crate Hope project, 300 of which will be donated to the farmers of Tinoc, Ifugao.

Earlier this year, farmers in the Ifugao province had been struggling to sell their tomatoes due to lockdown restrictions. The team behind Rural Rising PH was among those who helped farmers transport their tomatoes. The crates that they delivered to farmers were enough to store 5,000 kilos of tomatoes for consumers in Metro Manila.

Get a crate of hope delivered to your doorstep – filled with high quality produce from local farmers, to support Rural Rising PH’s project for jeepney drivers.

Click here to get a Crate Hope of your own and another to feed a family in need.

Rural Rising PH is also behind the agricultural hub set to rise at the University of the Philippines Diliman in Quezon City called “Better World UP”, a joint effort with San Miguel Corporation.

Efforts to help jeepney drivers affected by the COVID-19 lockdown continue. Angel Locsin surprised an elderly couple living in a jeepney for two years with a new home and livelihood through her “Iba ‘Yan!” program.

Jeepneys have also been transformed into LalaJeep delivery vehicles amid the coronavirus pandemic that restricted operations of jeepneys.

SEND WELL WISHES in the comments below to Rural Rising PH for its projects to help address the needs of jeep drivers and farmers in the Philippines.

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