Cebu is the most densely populated island in the Philippines and an economic hub. High density poverty abounds with 48% of households living below the poverty line, along with a high unemployment rate. As with all disadvantaged communities, the most vulnerable groups tend to be women and children, which places them at high risk of abuse and exploitation.
Bloom Asia intends to address this problem by opening a vocational training centre and social enterprise cafe and cake business in Cebu in 2016. By providing our signature quality training and sustainable employment opportunities, we aim to help Cebu's vulnerable young women and their communities.
Gary and Hannah Cully, General Managers
Gary and Hannah Cully are preparing to move their family to the Philippines in 2016 to help establish the latest Bloom Training Centre and Cafe in Cebu. They are excited and feel privileged with be called to work with disadvantaged women in Cebu.