Dann and Joji Pantoja inspect a coffee bean processing operation
Proposed Peace Hub buildings

Help build a future of peace in Mindanao: Malipayon Peace Hub

Through Peacebuilders Community (PBCI) and its subsidiary, Coffee for Peace (CFP), Dann and Joji Pantoja serve the socially and economically vulnerable people in the conflicted Mindanao region of the Philippines. (See here for a backgrounder.)

They are now preparing for the next phase of PBCI and CFP: a three-year plan to transition the work to a younger, Indigenous generation (see here).

In careful consultation with local Indigenous leadership, they hope to establish a peace training centre and coffee processing on Indigenous land. The centre will serve peacebuilding and coffee farmers in two primary ways:

  • It will continue to train local communities in peace and reconciliation principles, values, and strategies – key elements in stabilizing a long conflicted region.
  • It will train future generations of coffee producers to dry, sort, roast and package coffee beans. Since processed coffee can be sold for up to twice the price of green, unprocessed beans, local coffee growers will have a more equitable social and economic future.

The Malipayon Peace Hub will provide a sustainable pathway for PBCI and CFP to serve their communities into the future.

Help grow communities of hope and peace for another generation. Join PBCI and CFP in making this dream a reality by supporting the Malipayon Peace Hub to become a centre of peace training and coffee production for the people of Mindanao.

Fundraising goal: CAN$235,000. Donate below.

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Malipayon Peace Hub Construction Video Updates

Overview of the project
(note changes had to be made to the initial concept)  

July 2023

August 2023

September 2023

October 2023

November 2023

December 2023

January 2024

Help build the Malipayon Peace Hub

Yes, I would like to help Dann and Joji Pantoja transition PeaceBuilders Community Inc. (PBCI) and Coffee for Peace (CFP) to a younger, Indigenous generation so that they can continue serving the socially and economically vulnerable people in the conflicted Mindanao region of the Philippines. Use the DONATE button below to make a credit card donation or send a cheque to Mennonite Church Canada 600 Shaftesbury Blvd. Winnipeg, Man. R3P 0M4 or through your local Mennonite church designated to: Malipayon Peace Hub - Philippines.  Funds raised in excess of this project will be used to continue peace and reconciliation training in the Philippines.