The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) MIMAROPA is on the lookout for a new batch of micro and small businesses to join the 2022 edition of the online Kapatid Mentor ME (KMME) – MME Program.

KMME has been implemented since 2016 as a 10 week module mentorship program that optimizes weekly face-to-face interactions between the mentors and mentees with the key goal of boosting the entrepreneurial capacity of the mentees through improved access to Mentorship, Money & Market (i.e., the 3Ms). With the ongoing pandemic however, the implementation of the program has been transitioned virtually to continuously capacitate small businesses while still adhering to government restrictions.

During the 2021 run of the KMME-MME Online, 65 successful mentees were able to finish the intensive program.

A mentee applicant must meet the following requirements:

1. At least 18 years of age

2. Must be a Filipino and resident of the MIMAROPA Region

3. Must be the owner or co-owner of and/or partner of the business

4. Business is registered (with documentations)

5. Business is operating for at least one year under Tourism Sector only

6. Has employee/s and/or manages a team

7. Willing to attend sessions on specified schedules

8. Willing to enter into a Contract of Commitment

9. Three (3) References who can vouch for your business

10. Must have at least 1mbps internet connection for virtual online class

DTI MIMAROPA will accept applications until March 15, 2022. Names of selected mentees will be posted on DTI MIMAROPA Facebook Page and will receive an email of acceptance from the organizers. Interested participants may register via: ♦

Date of Release: 11 February 2022