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Diego and Theresa Buenaflor – The Hustle Behind Ellana Cosmetics

2020

The Philippines

Podcast

Impact Investing

Impact Investing Women-led business Investing in women women's SMEs

Diego and Theresa Buenaflor – The Hustle Behind Ellana Cosmetics

Diego and Theresa Buenaflor – The Hustle Behind Ellana Cosmetics

In March 2019, SEAF (Small Enterprise Assistance Funds) –a partner of Investment in Women— announced that it has made its first investment in the Philippines. The SEAF Women’s Opportunity Fund invested in Filipino cosmetics brand, Ellana Cosmetics.

SEAF was “impressed by Ellana’s distinctive hiring policies and training programs and foresee it as a great role model for women’s economic empowerment in the retail sector in the Philippines. This strongly aligns with SEAF’s mission to pursue gender equality to deliver on its mission of ‘Improving Lives and Communities through Entrepreneur-Focused Investment.’”

In this podcast, Theresa and Diego Buenaflor share the story of how they lifted Ellana Cosmetics from its humble beginnings and transformed it into one of the leading homegrown cosmetics brands in the Philippines.

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This podcast originally appeared on Spotify.

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