33 Point 3
Exports Inc. is owned by Maribelle Cruz and was established 1990 in Cebu City,
the centre and focal point of fashion accessories industry in the Philippines.
The company began as a manufacturer and
exporter of fashion accessories to several buyers from Japan, Europe and United
States of America (USA). Because of the growing demand in the export market, 33
Point 3 Exports Inc. started to produce housewares and gift items made of
indigenous materials such as shells, coconut, wood, plant and bone. They also
make articles using plated base metals combined with synthetic gemstone, plastics,
textiles and a variety of natural materials.
In its noble intent to practice social and environmental
responsibilities, the business annually conducts livelihood training programs,
feeding programs, tree planting, classroom donations and much more. The
business was also very responsive to the need of the people after the
devastation of typhoon Yolanda by doing relief operation in the affected areas.
The corporation is awarded with Excellence
in Manufacturing & Marketing during the 17th Golden Shell Award. Next to
this, the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry gave them the award for the Socially
Responsible Entrepreneur for the year 2009.
Currently, one of the sons of Maribelle is
working as the Marketing Manager. In total they employ 125 people, of which 72
are male and 53 are female.
Lendahand partner's NPFC is granting this
loan to Maribelle to acquire additional raw materials to boost the production
and support incoming orders.