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DTI-Kalinga distributes 14 ‘negosyo kits’ to Tanudan micro-entrepreneurs

Updated: Oct 17, 2022

Tanudan, Kalinga – In a bid to help micro-enterprises bounce back amidst the pandemic and bring development services closer to the people, the provincial Department of Trade and Industry of Kalinga distributed livelihood kits to 14 entrepreneurs in Tanudan.

Provincial Director Renie Ramos and Officer-in-Charge of SME Development Division Josephine Daliyong awarded the kit worth P8,000 for each recipient’s business operation needs on Friday, September 23 in Mabaca, Tanudan.

Funding for said aid is under the department’s Livelihood Seeding Program – Negosyo Serbisyo sa Barangay (LSP-NSB). The program provides business development sessions before granting the grant to the beneficiaries.

Daliyong, in an interview, disclosed that four of the beneficiaries were engaged in food processing, three in carpentry services, another three in trading or “sari-sari store,” and two each in food services and manufacturing.

Speaking on behalf of Mayor Jaedicke Rhoss Dagadag, Wayne Banasan of the Municipal Assessor’s Office expressed gratitude to the department for its continued support of the entrepreneurs in the locality. He assured that the government unit will maintain its strengthened partnership with DTI for the common good.

Meanwhile, Ramos challenged the recipients to make use of aid as intended, not for personal consumption or usage, and to be persistent in improving their livelihood in order for it to flourish.

On her part, Daliyong reiterated the program's overview and encouraged the entrepreneurs to ask for assistance from the department if needed.

Sharon Manangda, one of the program beneficiaries in the municipality, shared her success story and provided strategies on how her business thrived from the same kit given by the department.

Thanking DTI-Kalinga, the recipients signed a Pledge of Commitment to give updates on their performance and to attend trainings related to their business, which the agency will spearhead.

The department shall be monitoring the progress of each beneficiary to ensure the improvement of their businesses.

Two other micro-entrepreneurs in the municipality will receive their kit once it will be made available.


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