As a social enterprise, SSUWAK provides livelihood programs for the less fortunate people of Orani and neighboring towns. The talented but underprivileged townsfolk collectively create decor pieces such as lanterns and lampshades using Capiz shells as main material. The community not only learns how to create masterpieces, they also acquire the values of hard work, perseverance, resilience, and running an enterprise. SSUWAK Livelihood is a true empowerment to help alleviate poverty in Bataan.  

“Social entrepreneurs are not content just to give a fish or teach how to fish. They will not rest until they have revolutionized the fishing industry.” 

Bill Drayton, Leading Social Entrepreneurs Changing the World


Capiz (windowpane oysters) are native to Orani and is used as main material in creating the products of SSUWAK Livelihood program. With the advent of using artificial materials, the art of using capiz is a tradition that is slowly fading but sees a resurgence in Orani. Through capiz, SSUWAK livelihood has illuminated the lives of the community to see hope in rising above life’s hardships and poverty.

Capiz lanterns are popular Christmas decors amongst Filipinos symbolizing light and hope during the joyful season.


Capiz Lamps featured from exhibits to corporate offices

our process

How we do
Social Entrepreneurship

Our Process

  • We sponsor deserving volunteers to undergo livelihood trainings through government agencies such as TESDA, TLRC, and DTI.
  • Volunteers are also trained on organizational management, project identification and management, feasibility studies, and others
  • Financial assistance on projects especially to join trade fairs or caravans


Your generous support can help a long way in empowering communities to find their source of income and educate them in managing finances. We would love to hear from you how we could be partners.


Here lies the journey of the capiz lanterns from one small town to the world.

the people

How to help?


We need volunteers who can help us come up with new designs for each collection. Be one of our proud designers and bring to life your ideas through our capiz products.

Digital Marketing

Help us promote our products by volunteering your talent and time as a digital marketing expert. We understand that digital is the best way to complement word of mouth when promoting our products and you might help make the difference for us


We also need financial assistance to continue our empowerment program. Your donation will definitely help us finance our operations and to support the communities making our products.

“My next project is my best.” He believed in continuous improvements. Very competitive, he liked pushing the envelope.”

– Isidro A. Consunji, 
The Philippine Star, September 9, 2017;
speaking about OSF Founder, David M. Consunji

Get In touch

You might be interested to get to know OSF better and the work that we do. Please feel free to reach out to us at +63 (047) 810 3736 or email us at

MH Del Pilar Street, Centro Uno, Orani City, 2112 Bataan