Some 47 beneficiaries of the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) in this municipality are now trained on important practices for their catering and calamansi processing businesses.
The practices taught include food safety and the ways to handle customers properly.
The trainees who are members of the Sta. Josefa Sustainable Livelihood Association for Development thanked the Department of Trade and Industry and the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office on their learnings. They said they now know how to make their business become competitive. They are reportedly more confident that the foods they prepare for sale are safe.
Through the SLP, the group was able to start a catering business. They serve local and national government offices in the area.
Their calamansi processing project will be started in early 2017.