Joji Pantoja

Joji (aka Lakambini Mapayapa) graduated from the University of Santo Tomas (B.Sc., 1979). She also studied International Relations at the University of the Philippines. She moved to Canada in 1986 and since then developed a successful career in the investment and financial industry. She returned to the Philippines in 2006. As CEO of Coffee For Peace, Inc., she became the Women Entrepreneur Winner of CitiBank-Business in Development Network, Philippines in 2010. She also received, in 2015, an N-Peace Award from the United Nations Development Program – Impact Investment Exchange Asia (UNDP-IIXAsia) in behalf of the women who comprise the 80 percent of the farming farmers of Coffee For Peace, Inc. She was invited for the N-Peace Awards Ceremony at One UN Hotel, New York, NY. In October of 2017, Lakambini completed her Master of Entrepreneurship in Social Enterprise Development, Ateneo de Manila University - Graduate School of Business. Asked why she left her career in Vancouver, Canada for Mindanao: “I can’t imagine having a summary of my life printed on my tombstone as: ‘Spent her life managing rich people’s money.’ I want to be remembered as: ‘A person who walked with the people as they find dignity through sustainable economic development.’”

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ATE EDNA MANAGES THE SECOND ‘COFFEE FOR PEACE’ SHOP

I’m so excited about the on-going construction of Coffee For Peace Bistro, the second Coffee For Peace (CFP) shop. It was first conceptualized 18 months ago when the management team realized the growing market demand for our products and services. The various awards we have been receiving also prompted our clientele, our partners, and our network to …

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2016/08/16/the-second-coffee-for-peace-shop-is-being-built/

BAGOBO-TAGABAWA TRIBAL COUNCILS WELCOME PBCI & CFP

Your Native Title, I sincerely acknowledge. This land is your land! (Lakan Sumulong)   Jobee Basas, our current intern, and I are excited to receive a very important document from the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) in Region 11. The NCIP has released its Certificate of Compliance to the Free, Prior and Informed Consent …

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2016/07/30/bagobo-tagabawa-tribal-councils-welcome-pbci-and-cfp/

COFFEE FOR PEACE INVITES CANADIAN PARTNERS FOR IMPACT INVESTING

Imagine. Coffee For Peace Canada. A group of Canadian investors who see life and reality from the lenses of Peace Theology and are committed to help build justice and peace among coffee farming communities around the world. These are women and men who are convinced to invest in companies like Coffee For Peace that aims …

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2016/06/17/coffee-for-peace-invites-canadian-partners-for-impact-investing/

OUR CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION WAS SIMPLE, JOYFUL, AND MEANINGFUL

  The staff of PeaceBuilders Community and Coffee For Peace gathered for a special fellowship to celebrate Christmas 2015. Everybody participated to make this modest celebration a loving, just, peaceful, and joyful demonstration of our relationships as a community.   The Administrative Staff designed to make this event more memorable by being simple and yet meaningful. …

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2015/12/28/our-christmas-celebration-was-simple-joyful-and-meaningful/

IP AND MORO AFFIRM KINSHIP AND JUST-PEACE BETWEEN THEM

The Indigenous Peoples and the Moros of Mindanao have affirmed their commitment to justice-based peacebuilding during the celebration of their kinship last March 08, 2015 in Tulugan, Barangay Sungko, Lantapan Municipality, Bukidnon Province. The IPs are un-Islamized and un-Christianized Austronesian peoples of Mindanao, namely Erumanen ne Menuvu`, Matigsalug Manobo, Agusanon Manobo, Dulangan Manobo, Dabaw Manobo, Ata …

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2015/03/20/ip-and-moro-affirm-kinship-and-just-peace-between-them/

‘COFFEE FOR PEACE’ WON A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE AWARD

Coffee For Peace (CFP) won second prize in a national business competition called “Developmental Social Enterprise Award–Solution for Social Change”. This award is a new venue to showcase social enterprises that are committed to delivering impactful ways to solve social challenges. CFP is one of the social enterprises in the Philippines that qualified to participate in …

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2015/03/15/coffee-for-peace-won-a-social-enterprise-award/

TALA IS OUR NEW MISSIONARY TO KALINGA

We, at PeaceBuilders Community and at Coffee For Peace, have learned to respect Tala as a person who enjoys leading people and who is patient in managing things. She has no trouble talking with people and loves to organize them. When assigned a leadership task, she can anticipate problems and provide solutions even in circumstances …

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2014/09/18/tala-is-our-new-missionary-to-kalinga/

OUR GLOBAL PEACE COMMUNITY

We are sent by Mennonite Church Canada Witness in partnership with our international community.