Philippines

Located in southeastern Asia, the Philippines are a cluster of over 7,000 tropical islands between the Philippine and South China Sea. Despite recent economic expansion, rapid population growth and uneven distribution of wealth and resources has made matters worse for most Filipino residents. Today, almost 33% of their population lives below the poverty line. Without access to foreign markets, artisans are forced to try and sell their crafts to tourists for a very low wage. Serrv partners with artisans in the Philippines to ensure adequate market access and to help provide a steady income for their work.

Philippines