Our Story

What inspired me to start BEAGIVER

“I walked 10 kilometers to school every day. Walking down the beaten path surrounded by mountains, I saw limitations everywhere. I had dreams- but whenever my books notebooks and pen roll down the hill or get soiled in the mud because the plastic I used as a school bag ripped open, I am once more reminded of my reality.

But one day, my distant relative came to visit and gave me a hand-me-down school bag. Because someone thought about me and believed in me, I started to believe in myself too. I carried my bag with renewed confidence, more inspired to study well and go for my dreams.

Having experienced the love and generosity of the other people in my life’s journey, I am now continuing the culture of generosity through BEAGIVER, a social enterprise I founded which champions education for the impoverished school kid in the Philippines.

With your purchase, you have chosen to make a difference. As you walk with your backpack, a child somewhere in the Philippines is walking empowered and inspired, smiling with a renewed sense of worth, carrying with him the other pair of your bag that’s starting to fill up with dreams again.

Thank you for your help in building this nation and welcome to our community of givers! Continue the culture of generosity wherever you are.”  


Josh Mahinay