Protect supports female Filipino entrepreneurs by Entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurs
As a member of the Association of Small Insurance Compagnies - VKVM, Protect encouraged the other members to support a development project in collaboration with Entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurs (www.ondernemersvoorondernemers.be).
A decision was taken to finance and support a project in the financial sector: a project set up by the NGO TRIAS which helps poor Filipino women, who wish to set up their own little business, make their dream come true. Small entrepreneurs often find it hard to get their business off the ground over there on account of the cut-throat competition and the lack of government support. As a result, financial support for a. o. training and professional support is most welcome.
Protect collects the necessary funds via a number of small projects and activities our staff organize during the year:
- BBQs and lunches amongst colleagues
- Sales of fruit salad, ice cream, St. Nicholas goodie bags and soft drinks
- Our staff clean their own PCs and the ensuing savings generated go straight to the project
Protect, for its part, doubles the amount the staff have managed to collect over the course of the year.