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Dignity Coconuts

Stories

Behind the Jar

Meet the People Behind Dignity Coconuts

who signed my jar?

Virgie

Virgie

Describe yourself—personality, skills, what you enjoy doing. I am good, humble and God-fearing.  I want to be able to help...

Rovenick

Rovenick

"Dignity is the place where I could enhance and develop my skills."

Evangeline

Evangeline

Evangeline and her husband are vocally PROUD that they are putting all four children through college.

Isagani

Isagani

Isagani has always been a hard worker. He just needed a chance.

Oscar

Oscar

“No amount of money or fortune can compare to what Dignity have given me and my family.”

Jocelyn T

Jocelyn T

Even when her husband recovered she continued to work because of the self-esteem and independence she was gaining as she...

Cherry

Cherry

With only a small percentage of locals finishing high school, Cherry and her husband are unusual as they both have...

Connie

Connie

"I don’t want them to suffer the things that I have encountered during my early days."

Shirley

Shirley

"It was incredibly painful as I did not have contact with my siblings for many years."

Allan

Allan

He's affectionately referred to as one of the "Organic Boys" who hop on their motorbikes to visit our farmers.

Shirley Manallo

Shirley Manallo

"Every time I look at the coconut tree, it reminds me during my childhood days..."

Angeline

Angeline

I am no longer addicted to gambling, always smiling now and happy to help others.

Archie

Archie

“When I remember this memory, I smile for sure.”

Joviric

Joviric

"I have the opportunity to work near my family."

Emmanuel

Emmanuel

His wages barely paid rent and never afforded his girls more opportunity.

John Kenneth

John Kenneth

John Kenneth grew up with five sisters, who all worked hard to improve their living situation.

Marilyn

Marilyn

"He only had a fishing rod and very small boat with no motor and a leak that cannot be repaired."...

Darius

Darius

This led to large debts and high interest loans making it difficult to pay school fees.

Jonathan

Jonathan

His salary and harvest income was wasted in a cycle of debt and gambling addiction. But the story didn't end...