Who We Are?
We are a group composed of a non-government organization (NGO) and a marketing company that empower thirty-one (31) community-based marginal producer groups located in eleven (11) provinces. The said groups employ a total of around nine-hundred (900) artisans.
Our NGO support our partners with capacity-building activities covering a range of organizational and entrepreneurial matters. It also offers Business Development Services through trainings and mentorships to improve their enterprise.
On the other hand, the products produced by these communities are marketed and traded both locally and internationally.
Community Crafts Association of the Philippines, Inc. was formally organized in May 1973 with Mr. Antonio R. Infante as founding President together with twenty-one (21) members representing the religious and socio-civic sectors. The purpose then was to contribute to the social and economic progress of the country’s urban and rural poor, with a particular focus on the community craft workers nationwide.
CCAP Fairtrade for Development Inc. was officially established as an intermediary marketing arm of CCAP. Thus, it shares the same purpose with CCAP, the NGO, but focuses and specializes in export trading of the handicraft products made by the community-based marginal producers. The new set up was a move of CCAP to promote and strengthen the practice of fair trade standards to its partner producers, buyers and supporters.
What We Do
We empower marginalized artisans
We advocate Fair Trade best when we partner with these artisans in developing and sharing, not only their craft products, but their stories as well. Know them and their stories.
We develop and market handicrafts
We help our partner artisans on developing their craft products from the design, costing, quality assurance, up to marketing and shipping it right on your doorsteps – on time. See our products.
We provide business development services
We provide business development trainings and programs aimed to transform your crafts business into a well-organized enterprise.
Twenty-six (26) community-based partner producer groups located in eleven (11) provinces.
Empower more than nine hundred (900) artisans nationwide.
Exports fairly traded products to major international markets in Asia, North America, Europe, and Australia-Oceania.
Production Monitoring Officer
Advocacy Partnership Manager
Business Development Officer
Warehouse and Shipping officer
Mary Jane Mina
Advocacy and Communication Officer