“Thoreau, Gandhi, Schumacher... Over the last century or so, a number of original thinkers have had the audacity to suggest that economics is not only about how humanity satisfies its needs but also about what those needs should be. It appears that they were onto something, for, today, it is precisely excessive human needs that have brought the earth to a state of crisis. If there is to be a way forward, it will likely involve the exemplary rethinking being led by people such as Abhay and Jane at the Pink House.”—Robert Leonard, Intellectual historian and Schumacher scholar, Université du Québec à Montréal

“At a time when so few of us can envision a truly imaginative future, Pink House has found a way. I applaud these efforts and support them as best I can.”—Carol Becker, Writer/Professor/Dean Columbia University


Pink House is a social business, a term originally coined by economist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Muhammad Yunus, creator of micro-lending. 

Through an exchange of letters in the 2010s, Yunus mentored Abhay on the concept of Social Business. 

When Jane and I created Pink House on November 19 2019, we adapted the idea to include mindfulness meditation, community-building, a revival of social reciprocity and zero profits in a community of five-hundred households on Bohol island in the Philippines. 

Abhay and Jane
Pink House
Bohol island
The Philippines
19 November 2019

Pink House First Anniversary

  “Pink House on Bohol island, Philippines, is our home, community store, future yoga & meditation center / guest-house, with our public...