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MINKA: COLLABORATING FOR A COMMON PURPOSE.

MINKA is a social enterprise offering eco-friendly and sustainable products. The organization has adapted the “for-purpose” business model to make a difference in less developed areas of the Philippines.

Minka has come up with the idea of starting “The Toothbrush Movement” that would change lives of these underprivileged communities. The founders have come up with the idea of utilizing sustainable resources to produce their first product – an eco-friendly toothbrush.

The toothbrush is made of bamboo, which is abundantly grown in Southeast Asia. Not only will it benefit the growers of bamboo and the propagation of its use but also this movement will benefit the environment due to the product handle and its biodegradable qualities compared to its conventional counterpart — a plastic brush.

From the toothbrush, the team has now come up with other eco-friendly hygiene products that will benefit these communities.

Aside from using biodegradable and recyclable materials for our products, MINKA VENTURES, as a social enterprise, continuously supports charities and create health programs for foundations.

We also strive to reach out to other groups and individuals who gear towards the direction of teaching others and practicing green ways on how to take care of the environment. For we firmly believe that each and everyone of us has a responsibility to take care and give back to our environment.

Our Team

We believe in collaborating for a common purpose

Minka is a social enterprise that adopts a “for-purpose’ business model, which combines for-profit strategies with non-profit ideals. The term “minka” is a South American word that means “collaborating for a common purpose.” In the spirit of this definition, the Founder reached out to his friends to help him make his concept a reality.

Our Goals

We strive to be conscious of the environment

The Toothbrush Movement promotes the use of biodegradable toothbrushes made of bamboo as an alternative to conventional toothbrushes made of hard plastic. By finding a niche among the environmentally and socially conscious populace of the Philippines, Minka aims to further its reach by expanding its offerings to include a greater variety of natural, eco-friendly hygiene products in the future.

Social Impact

Helping the community through projects and partnerships

Minka has partnered with Habitat for Humanity Philippines, and 10% of proceeds goes to the charity’s development projects, particularly their Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) program. By supporting such groups, Minka aims to bring brighter smiles to underprivileged communities everywhere through improved access to dental care services and tools.