ButtonsUP Mushroom Farm was founded by Cecille “Egay” Santos. She was a former domestic helper in Singapore. Together with her older sister, Che Garcia, they grow the business. Both of them are active members of our #FinanciallyLiteratePH community. They already went back to Philippines for good and decided to do full time on the mushroom business. Way back in early 2015, we had agriventure event where one of the speaker taught us mushroom farming. It generated interests not only for ButtonsUp founder, but also to other attendees who went back to Philippines for good and started farming mushroom.
While the company is owned by a community member, it is also funded by fellow #FinanciallyLiteratePH members. This is one of the good benefits of being in a community because members can help you achieve your goal of starting your own business. They are willing to help fellow members by providing much needed capital to start.
Aside from selling various mushroom products, they are also active in teaching other people to do mushroom farming. Just recently, they have tie up with DA Region 3 and provide mushroom training on their farm in Bulacan. The demand for mushroom is so huge, no mushroom farm can full fill it. That is why ButtonsUp also partners with small scale mushroom farmers near Bulacan area so they can purchase all their harvest.
Most of their orders are thru their facebook page alone. They have shipped their products all over Philippines and the demand is more than they can cope up. They have resellers in few provinces and soon they will branch out.
Check their FB page for more info: https://www.facebook.com/ButtonsUpMushroom/
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