SAVING THE PLANET, SAVING LIVES

SAVING THE PLANET, SAVING LIVES

WHY BAMBOO?

Bamboo is the fastest growing plant in the planet and is widely considered to have a high ability to capture and sequester atmospheric carbon for up to 62 tons of Co2 annually per hectare. Higher compared to trees and consequently to mitigate climate change.

Then many durable products made from bamboo are also carbon-negative, because they act as locked-in carbon sinks in themselves and encourage the expansion and improved management of bamboo forests. Bamboo naturally purifies the air we breathe release 35% more oxygen than an equivalent stands of trees. maintain soil stability and prevents soil erosion, improves aesthetic value of the landscape.

Bamboo is an effective windbreaker, efficient rainwater harvester and prevents the occurrence of flash floods.

With Bamboo, plant only once and harvest for life.

 Our Vision

Build regenerative communities and innovate products that cause no harm creating an ideal model for circular economy towards a sustainable future for people and the planet.

Our Mission

Saving The Planet Saving Lives

Planet

Innovate best products that cause no harm, use business to inspire and implement solutions to plastic pollution, deforestation, climate change, insurgency and rural poverty.

People

Uplift the lives of the Indigenous People, slash and burn farmers, charcoal makers, solo parents, out of school youth, former rebels and women out of poverty.

Prosperity

Build a profitable community based social enterprise that ensures prosperous business in harmony with nature.

Sustainability

Build sustainable communities through responsible production and consumption.

Milestones

  • BAMBUHAY Inception
  • Chosen as one of the social enterprise to participate in SEED Accelerator Program of British Council
  • Incorporated with a new corporate name D’ Sustainable Planet doing business under the name Bambuhay
  • Awarded as one of the Top 10 Social Enterprise in Asia out of more than 1,000 plus social enterprises around Asia by DBS-NUS.
  • Founder chosen as one of the Change maker of Asia a program of Ashoka and Robert Bosch StifFung Foundation
  • Chosen as one of the Top 10 Social Enterprise in the Philippines Innovation for Social Impact Partnership Accelerator, a program of Philippine Development Foundation, UNDP and Australian Aid
  • Philippines National Winner Startupper of the Year
  • Global Winner Startupper of the Year and attended a 2 weeks’ accelerator program in Paris, France beating 50,000 applicants around the globe.
  • Philippine representative to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit held in The Hague, The Netherlands.
  • National Winner, Philippine Entrepreneurship World Cup
  • Philippine Representative & Finalist APEC Startup Competition
  • Grand Winner, Asean Impact Challenge
  • Global 100 Winner, Entrepreneurship World Cup beating more than one hundred three thousand applicants around the world.
  • Soft Launch of Naturally Manufactured Bamboo Toothbrush
  • Appointed as Board Member Philippine Bamboo Council
  • Launching Bamboo Face shield.
  • Covid19 Response
  • Product Development of Plantable Toothbrush
  • Relief Assistance: 2,471 Families of Farmers
  • Winner, UNDP Tawid Covid Challenge
  • Launching of Bamboo Toothbrush
  • Launching of Bamboo Activated Carbon
  • Launching of Carbon Credit Business Model
  • BAmbuHAYANIHAN Relief Assistance: 80,400 Families of Farmers

Mark Sultan Gersava

Founder of Bambuhay,
Chief Executive Farmer (CEF)

Son to a farmer with 11 children, for almost 20 years, Mark’s family was one of the victims of the longest conflict in Mindanao. Becoming internally displaced people, living in extreme poverty. Dependent only on slash and burn farming and charcoal making. At 12 years old, because of poverty, Mark was separated from family for almost 5 years to continue his education. Mark Supported himself through college while still living in poverty.  But this did not hinder him from making a difference in society.

Mark started Bambuhay under D’Sustainable Planet in 2017 a social enterprise committed to helping farmers out of poverty while providing sustainable environmental solutions through innovations of the Bamboo plant.

“That is why, I aspire to become a social entrepreneur because I experienced being a beneficiary first.  That’s why I’m dedicating my life to help farmers out of poverty and helps save mother earth from environmental Armageddon. We hope to change more lives by “Living a Mark”. – to see life through their struggles and find sustainable and impactful solutions for them.

For almost two years of our operation, we‘ve already left a mark to the 181 families of farmers and 52 families already out of poverty, increased their monthly from 60USD to 520 USD.

We’ve eliminated more than 500,000 pounds of plastics, equivalent to 5.2 million of CO2 eliminated from the environment. And the reforestation of 970 hectares of deforested land, planted with 194,000  Bamboos trees.”

Living Mark in Saving the Planet, Saving Lives.

Farmer's Story

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This is Ate Annalyn, a woman farmer. Three years after joining BAMBUHAY she has been able to build her home, purchased a tricycle as livelihood for her husband and is already out of poverty.

Before joining BAMBUHAY, Ate Analyn lived in poverty earning below 3,000 pesos monthly from farming. And, not able to graduate from high school.

With your purchase and subscription of the first PLANTABLE TOOTHBRUSH and other products, you are helping Ate Annalyn to sustain her employment in this time of pandemic.

Annalyn

This is Ate Edna, a Person with Disability (deaf and mute), victim of sexual abused as well as a solo parent. She is one of the People with Disabilities hit hard by the COVID-19, but still keep fighting and remain hopeful that her source of income in BAMBUHAY will continue amidst the pandemic.

In your purchase and subscription of the first locally made in the Philippines Bamboo Toothbrush and other BAMBUHAY products, you are helping Ate Edna to survive this pandemic.

Evelyn

This is Ate Edna, a Person with Disability (deaf and mute), victim of sexual abused as well as a solo parent. She is one of the People with Disabilities hit hard by the COVID-19, but still keep fighting and remain hopeful that her source of income in BAMBUHAY will continue amidst the pandemic.

In your purchase and subscription of the first locally made in the Philippines Bamboo Toothbrush and other BAMBUHAY products, you are helping Ate Edna to survive this pandemic.

Evelyn

Mylene Mo-Oy is an Igorot woman, and a solo parent of 4 children. One of which is experiencing muscular dystrophy. She had been working as a gardener, and her family was living below the poverty line. Mylene felt helpless and did not know how she was meant to keep her family afloat with the onset of the pandemic.

BAMBUHAY, through UNDP Philippines “Innovation Challenge: TAWID COVID19 and DTI Nueva Ecija DTI Central Luzon” partnership, Mylene was provided a sustainable livelihood, and is now earning enough to sustain the needs of her family.

She now actively plays a role in being a restorer of the planet.

Mylene

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