We have started the farm 2 years ago. We were a member of a large goat breeders in the Philippines headed by a farm in Batangas. The group offers breeding program but after 2 years of operations, it was not as feasible as in the papers.
We have hired people in the community, Here in Cavinti, there is no available jobs other than tourism or they plant crops. They were very happy to have the Farmshare Prime. In the 2 years time, we saw changes in their lives. Not just because they regularly receive a pay but they feel that they are like working in a corporate jobs. They feel professional and proud to work in a modern farm.
Last April 30 2019, issued a precautionary warning to investor in engaging in our main farm. Since then, the program is not easily marketable. Since we are a startup, our only source of income for now is the program until such time that we reach the sustainable level. Oct 2019, we were asked to stop accepting the program. Cash In flow suddenly stop. We are caught unaware. Our main farm offers solutions, but not before Dec 2019 we see any clear future. That is when we decided to disassociate ourselves to the main farm and the group.
We had financial issues due to the fact that we were told that the program is profitable. But among around 70 farms including the main farm shows profit. Yes it is long term but we assume that the program can be offered continuously. It was not. Thus, having our partners money used farm development as allowed by the group leader.
The partners of course would like to retract their money but we do not have fund to refund to them as the money is already used in farm development, operational expense and.and assets.
Agriculture has better future than any other businesses, but it takes time to progress. We are on the verge of restructuring and recovery. We need temporary assistance to at least pay for the salary of our employees who in return, do works in the farm for it to progress sooner.
The campaign is created not to ask help for us to save expenses, but to support the workers to keep their job while we are in trouble right now. If were to close the farm, more families are left again with no stable job, Let's start to provide jobs in the provinces to de-clutter the metro. Let's simply support the farmers who produce foods on our plate. A little help of many makes a big impact. Make it now!