"Who has given the ultimate verdict that people are motivated only by money 
--that the desire to do great things for the world can't be just as powerful 
a driving force in human behavior?"
-Muhammad Yunus, Creating a World Without Poverty

"Usbong" in Filipino is both a noun and a verb. As a noun, it can mean "a bud, a sprout, a shoot". As a verb, it means "to sprout, to grow, to develop". In Binisaya, it means "to burgeon, to grow, to expand, and to flourish".

For us (and hopefully for you too), "Usbong" also means a social business whose mission is to defeat poverty by uplifting human lives through our thrusts in education and healthcare. Our vision is a community where there is everlasting peace

*Here we define poverty as the denial or absence of human rights, as stipulated by the United Nations's Universal Declaration of Human Rights.