Our Vision and Mission
First and foremost, this entrepreneurial endeavor aims to assist the unemployed and underprivileged members of the community. Their income from handmade paper enables them to send their children to school and to buy food for their daily meals. The humanitarian assistance that this business has accorded to these communities cannot be understated.
We are a group of earth-friendly people who believe that, by producing 100% tree-less handmade paper, we help protect and preserve our enviCagaayan de Oro Handmade Paper envisions to continue its efforts in creating products that will conquer international quality standards. It hopes to enhance its level of customer satisfaction and, with so much resolve, find and serve new emerging market.
The Cagayan de Oro Handmade Paper was founded by Lolita B. Cabanlet 14 years ago when she started making paper with a blender in her kitchen. Today, the company is exporting its products to markets around the world. They have a vision that combines the entrepreneurial endeavours of the Cabanlets with the desire to assist the unemployed and underprivileged members of the community.
CDOH products have made fans in such diverse markets including Australia , USA , and seven European countries. Her number one buyer is from Belgium . In fact whose recent purchase order would keep the company busy for the next six months. Lolita is very thankful to the Department of Trade and Industry for facilitating export marketing platforms such as the Manla FAME.
Staying ahead of the competition is also at the heart of the company’s value proposition. “It is the high quality craftsmanship and unique designs which give CDOH the competitive edge in this highly-volatile market. Quality and design are the lifeblood of this business.”
Understanding the market and customer behavior are also key marketing approaches, enabling Lolita and her team to focus on product development and attract more clients. Lolita acknowledges the help extended by the her. “Department of Science and Technology. She said, without DOST, we could have closed shop many years ago…”