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a commitment to


The Roxas Kalaw Foundation for the Eradication of Poverty (RKF) is a non-profit organization that is committed to eradicating poverty in the Philippines through its Ecosystem-based, Community-centered, Sustainable and Organization Management (ECSOM) approach, which manages and measures the delicate interdependence of the economic, ecological and social elements of a community. Our approach drives a paradigm shift towards community-centered sustainable development, while ensuring the sustainable use of the community’s natural resources.


The Roxas Kalaw Foundation was founded by former National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Director General and President of Asian Institute of Management (AIM) and Dr. Sixto K. Roxas, the pioneer of ecosystems-based, community-centered sustainable development in the Philippines.

who we are

our mission

To eradicate poverty in the Philippines, through community-centered and ecologically sustainable development

our vision

By 2030, a Philippines free of poverty, and thriving within the means of nature

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