Out of 128 applications from over 40 different areas in the Philippines, these are the top 8 Loving Organizations.

Agap Bulusan

Bulusan, Sorsogon

LASIWWAI

Lake Sebu, South Cotabato

Health Futures Foundation Inc

Polomolok, South Cotabato

Mindanao State University

Bongao, Tawi-Tawi

Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation

Zamboanga City

University of the Cordilleras

Tublay, Benguet

Buskiong Greenland MPC

Upi Maguindanao

Got Heart Foundation

San Jose, Tarlac

Message from Gina Lopez

Greetings! The Quest for Love is a nation-wide search for Loving Organizations seeking to transform marginalized communities into viable localised economic zones, such as successful resource-based agro-forestry, fisheries, or eco-tourism sites and the like. Through the Quest, the Investments in Loving Organizations for Village Economies (ILOVE) Foundation and its partners will provide financial and technical support to eight (8) deserving organizations, with the hopes of promoting wide-spread social and environmental development.

The media tells the stories of transformation which will hopefully result in a shift in consciousness which at the end of the day – is the base of our future. If our people feel that there is hope, and that yes “Puwede pala, at kayang kaya natin” – … if their feeling of smallness is replaced with an emerging confidence and their faith in government is renewed the sun in the horizon will begin its graceful ascent.

The key to all of this is the change agent – the loving organization who must necessarily have entrepreneurial skills. This change agent will bring added value to the resources God has blessed us with. Mentored by top of the line social entrepreneurs, the expectation is that they will bloom our human capital because of their ability to work with people and inspire and the result of that is not only a community out of poverty, but also a community that lives in harmony and love. We can dream. We must dream. We work together.

Keep the light shining! With much love,

Gina Lopez