Submitted by Hanna Stoner
May 24, 2018 - 12:00 PM



Coconut oil has recently become a more popular type of oil to use for cooking, skin care and other everyday uses. Coconut oil is unique, it is half Lauric acid which raises HDL more than other saturated fat foods (Boldt, 2018). HDL is the “good” cholesterol. Research has discovered the secretes to this superfood, the main reason that it is so beneficial is because it has healthy fats called medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs). Roughly 62 percent of oils of coconut oil is made from Caprylic acid, Lauric acid and Capric acid, which are healthy fatty acids.

Many of the fats we consume take longer to digest than these fats (Boldt, 2018). The MCFA’s in coconut oil provide a great source of energy because they only go through a three-step process to be turned into your body’s fuel. Other fats have to go through a process that has more than 25 steps (Boldt, 2018). Some other benefits of MCFA’s are that they are not readily stored as fat, have antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties, the fats are smaller in size which allows easier cell permeability and they are processed by the liver which means they’re converted to energy instead of being stored as fat (Boldt, 2018).

Coconut oil is a great alternative to other cooking oils, as well as a great product for skincare and haircare.




Boldt, Ethan. “Coconut Oil Benefits How to Get the Benefits of Coconut Oil.” Dr. Axe, Dr. Axe, 23 Jan. 2018,

coconuts, health

Recent Content

Volunteer Now!

Coconut Tree Planting event

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events.


Building A Community Center

$45 = 1 Square Foot of Construction Cost.





Give Villagers Tools to Process Coconuts

$1 = 1 hour of coconut farming labor.





Give Villagers Ways to Save Coral Reefs

$10 = 1 square foot of beachfront.





Let's Bridge the Digital Divide

$1 = 1 hour access on the internet for a child.





One Village At A Time

$5 = 1 farmers family fed per day.





Potable Water for Kuyaoyao Residents

$1 = 1 container (36 liters) of water.






Join now to help Enhance A Village everytime you shop.





AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to Enhance A Village

Shop Now!

What We Do

Your Donation

Donate to Enhance A Village Today

Transparency and accountability - whether in the form of monetary contributions or tangibles such as clothes, school supplies, and agricultural equipments, you provide the tools needed to empower the villagers out of poverty while seeing the progress online.  As a model for future villages, Enhance A Village works with your assistances to better educate, develop sustainablity and offer much needed solutions and opportunities.  The hope lasts for generations and our goal is we all can be remembered as those amazing ones that cared, not just in Kuyaoyao, but the world over.

Learn More


Volunteers helping a Village

It takes a worldwide community to combat poverty. Everyone has something to offer and this online community needs your expertise in marketing, accounting, graphics, blogging, journalism and other specialization to run the organization. Our on-line volunteers has no boundaries or time constraints.

Learn More

Our Products

Our Products helps families help themselves

All year-round fresh crops and fish without the use of fertilizers or other chemicals raised by the hard work and good environmental stewardship of the farmers from the village of Kuyaoyao.

Learn More

OJT / Internship

OJT / Internship and excel your involvement

Earn credits to meet your graduation requirement while providing meaningful service, gaining valuable business experience and acquiring excellent resumé building before entering the workforce.

Learn More

Meet Our Team

Caesar Ingente Ocreto

Chairman of the Board

Alfonso Galarpe Jr.

Alfonso Galarpe Jr.

Executive Director

Cheryl Mitchell

Cheryl Mitchell

Board Member


Dr. Kristine Beach


C. Tito Young

Chief Operations Officer

Design Development


Dr. Nupur Srivastava

Research / Blog Writer



Suzanna Gutkin

Chief Development Officer

Jason Hebert

Jason Hebert

Board Treasurer

Ricardo Reyes

Ricardo Reyes

Site Development Officer

Dr. Mather A. Khan

Dr. Mather A. Kahn 

Data Miner / Content Writer

 Roberto Deza

Roberto Deza

Business Development / Industrial Engineer

Maria Zapata 

Maria Zapata

Chief Development Officer

Elisa Lubrini

Graphic Artist

Monique Reid

Monique Reid

Architectural Design Planning


Claudio D.V. Ribereiro

Claudio D.V. Ribeiro

Social Media Content

Hanna Stoner


Blogger Economic Inequalities 

Fair Trade for Multi National Corporation

Volunteer Coordinator

Get Free Widget