What is Merch with a Cause?
This is a collaboration project between Purple Community Fund and RoniB's Kitchen.
For every piece of merchandise sold, £1 will go to Purple Community Fund.
Funds raised will go to the urban poor families in the Philippines within the Purple Community Fund locations, survive and be self-sufficient and aid them to break out of the poverty cycle.
We at RoniB's Kitchen are very excited about this collaboration because the Philippines holds a special place in our hearts and this gives us a chance to 'Pay It Forward'.
We hope you, our customers will support us in this project.
Merch with a Cause
Pre COVID, this program supported children through school, college and universities. Education is most important to their students because they understand that by having an education, they can better their lives and break the cycle.
This programme support families to start their own micro-business, especially those who lost their jobs during COVID.
They are trained and are given a startup business loan. Programs include Shoe Making and Sewers.
The rice bags that we are selling here were made by the families under this program.
Pre COVID, a community kitchen cooks food for those in the community. Since lockdown, many could not earn a living, and the biggest challenge is how to eat and keep safe. The kitchen had to close down during lockdown for safety reasons.
However, a weekly family size food pack of rice, dried fish or eggs, canned goods, and vegetables are given to families who cannot feed themselves or their children because they could not work and earn a living.
Who is Purple Community Fund
They are a UK Charity founded by Jane Walker MBE to help urban poor families in the Philippines to break the cycle of poverty through education, livelihood, and welfare programs.
They work with the community, for the community.
The three programs below are those which RoniB's Kitchen will support through the merchandise sales.
Our Merch Collection
The t-shirt designs are a collaboration between Roni and Eli Africa of Eli Creates who is based in the USA.
The shopper bags are products made by the community as part of their livehihood program.