Lionheart Farms: Sustainable Farming in Palawan

Lionheart is championing reforestation efforts, sustainable farming to provide high quality jobs in Palawan. We have a 5-year green bond structured by Earthwake Green Impact Fund that will fund our efforts in these areas.

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Lionheart Farms (Philippines) Corp.

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Social causes

Beneficiaries

SDGs covered

Endorsed by

Earthwake Green Impact Fund VCC

Market of Implementation

  • Philippines

Problem

Palawan is a poor region of Western Philippines. Lionheart Farms is developing a business to increase the production of high-quality products from coconut farms and make sustainable products to be exported to developed markets. Through the reforestation of the land and new jobs provided to the local communities, the business is responding to the climate crisis by solving social issues, providing employment and education in the process.

Solution

By planting additional coconut trees, the business will increase the carbon capture and the biomass on ancestral land, while providing for local communities.

As of April 2021, Lionheart has planted over 500,000 trees, with over 600 workers and has sharply reduced the rates of poverty incidence in the community from 65% in 2015 to 20% in 2020.

Please refer to our attached deck for more on our work:

Roadshow Presentation 2021

Seeking Support For

Financial

Debt

$10,000,000
  • Working Capital for the business
  • Reforestation efforts

Non-Financial

Financial Management and/or Accounting, Impact Measurement, Legal Support

  • Financial Management and/or Accounting
  • Impact Measurement
  • Legal Support

Ask

Lionheart has a green bond issue structured by Earthwake Green Impact Fund, for an principal amount of USD $10,000,000. The bond will have a 5-year maturity, offer a coupon of 6.5% in USD and be a bullet repayment. It will be secured by a corporate guarantee from the company's parent in Hong Kong and a first security on the income generated from 500,000 newly-planted coconut trees on 3,500ha of land in Rizal, Palawan.

The proceeds will be used to provide working capital for the business, and channeled directly into our reforestation efforts.

For additional details, please refer to the documents below:

 

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