Coconut Bliss Provides Updates to Women Entrepreneurs Initiative in Philippines

August 12th 2019

In 2018, Coconut Bliss committed $20,000 to efforts aimed at improving the lives of women in the Philippines through opportunities to start their own businesses.

As a woman-led business with a company vision of “Blissful Experiences for All Beings”, Coconut Bliss was inspired by Project Drawdown to find a way to support and enhance the rights and well-being of women and girls. As stated in the book “Drawdown”, which includes the work of 300 scientists, “women and girls are pivotal to addressing climate change successfully – and to humanities’ overall resilience.”

With the support of Global Giving, a crowdfunding community that connects nonprofits with donors and companies, Coconut Bliss announced their project collaboration with WAND (Water, Agroforestry, Nutrition and Development Foundation), an NGO based in the Philippines. This is an area where Coconut Bliss sources half of their coconut supply, a main ingredient for their line of certified organic, plant-based frozen desserts.

The goal of this project is to improve the lives of women and their families by supporting their small businesses. Donated funds help them make and sell value-added products such as charcoal from coconut shells, vinegar from coconut water, coco peat, and organic fertilizer. With a financial goal of $40,000 for the project, Coconut Bliss has contributed the first $20,000.

To read updates from the Phillipino project leader, click here.

reports on project progress


About Bliss Unlimited:

Bliss Unlimited, LLC was founded to create a satisfying ice cream without the health and ecological impacts associated with dairy, soy, or gluten. Coconut Bliss® is The Evolution of Ice Cream®. USDA certified organic and Non-GMO Project verified, Coconut Bliss® is made with cholesterol-free coconut milk that is packed with lauric acid and medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), and sweetened with naturally low-glycemic agave syrup. The company values ecological and social sustainability, and is committed to using organic and ethically produced ingredients of the highest quality. Privately owned and based in Eugene, Oregon, Coconut Bliss® has been operating since February 2005. For more information visit coconutbliss.com.

*Coconut Bliss® was awarded the Women’s Choice Award for America’s Most Recommended Dairy Free Frozen Dessert in 2016, 2017 and 2018. The Women’s Choice Award is a consumer advocacy group, whose mission is to give a collective voice to female consumers in the marketplace. In a national survey, Coconut Bliss® was chosen 9 out of 10 times as the brand consumers would recommend to friends and family for Dairy Free Frozen Dessert. Coconut Bliss is honored to be recognized by their customers as a trusted brand.