Little Big Help: April 19 Update
On March 31, we launched Little Big Help.
Our only aim was to use our resources to address the massive lack in proper protective equipment for our medical frontliners. Since then we have been able to help out with sending out 900 suits and foot socks.
From a 100 per week capacity, we are now at a 500 per week production capacity. This means we can supply up to 2000 suits (or more) per month.
Our suit costing slightly increased as the high demand, low supply of fabric has led to an increase in prices as well.
Our costing reflects no profit for us. The labor is fee that our seamstresses get directly. We have been told to lower labor price and pay our workers less, but as a brand, we have always upheld paying our workers well especially they are already at the bottom of pay brackets. The costing reflects the most cost-efficient approach available for us now.
We invite you to invite in a collaborative initiative for a batch of suits that we aim to distribute for free among hospitals that do not have immediate budgets for purchase.
Here are the hospitals with pending unmet requests:
1. Ynares Municipal Hospital in Jala Jala Rizal
2. De La Salle University Medical Center in Dasmarinas Cavite
3. Padre Pio Maternity and Medical Hospital San Mateo Rizal
To share the good news, here are some recipients of previously distributed suits: