Innovations in Community Social Enterprise Development: The Bohol PACAP FOCAS Experience

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Innovations in Community Social Enterprise Development:  The Bohol PACAP FOCAS Experience

by Lourdes Marina Padilla-Espenido

Social Solidarity Economics is “a strategy for inclusive development where the people and NGOs  utilize social enterprise to improve the well-being of the poor and increase their incomes, promote environmental protection, and contribute to community economies.” (RIPESS Proceedings, 2013, cited in Ofreneo, n.d.) An example  is the Focused Community Assistance Scheme (FOCAS) of the Philippines- Australia Community Assistance Program (PACAP).