Plantitos & Plantitas X SPECS Foundation

Plantitos & Plantitas X SPECS Foundation



The strict quarantine and stay-at-home protocols imposed because of the pandemic compelled many to look for ways to battle cabin fever or to earn something. For some who have been displaced, they went into online selling. Others pursued hobbies that can be done at home like painting, singing, TikToking (if that’s even a word), and cooking.

At the dawn of the pandemic, some got into gardening. They are now known as “plantitos” and “plantitas” (from the words “plant” and “Tito/Tita”). Some of these people went into vegetable gardening because going to the market was difficult. For some, it’s just a hobby. But for some, a means to earn money.



Vegetables X SPECS

Humans turn to vegetables for food. Planting seems easy. But that’s not the case in areas like Metro Manila where space is a problem and to plant means monetary capital. This is where the collab between SPECS Foundation Inc. and the farmers of Benguet comes in. Enter Puso Vendor Initiative! The vendors were given a “vegetable loan” worth a certain amount of money and they will give back the amount after a week. No need to scrounge for capital or look for suppliers who can give them veggies on credit. And the prices are low, so the selling price is also very wallet-friendly. God-sent in these circumstances.



Going Green
In these trying times, to survive boredom, going green is now an essential part of surviving the new normal. But for our Puso Vendors, going green is survival itself.

About Specs Foundation

Our team is composed of highly skilled Social Workers, Pastors, Care Workers and efficient Administrators. We all come together to ensure that the children, families and communities under our programs are given the best support and care possible.

SPECS was started in 1986 by a group of Christian workers who saw the hunger, and risks the children were exposed to. They undertook the management and delivery of the different services and care for the poor families in the various communities in Pasay City.​ In 1987, it was registered with the Securities & Exchange Commission as a non-profit, non-stock, non-government organization. In 2002, SPECS built a home for boys and girls in Pasay City.

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