DTI Region 4A distributed the livelihood starter kits to 30 MSMEs

The Department of Trade and Industry Region 4-A, through its Livelihood Seeding Program – Negosyo Serbisyo sa Barangay, distributed PhP 200,000.00 worth of livelihood starter kits for sari-sari store, carinderia, and fruits and vegetable vending to thirty (30) selected micro-entrepreneurs from Mendez, Cavite on September 10, 2020. Among the recipients were residents of Barangay Anuling Cerca 1 and 2, Anuling Lejos 1 and 2, and Palocpoc 1 and 2.

The LSP-NSB is a program of the DTI that allows a wider reach of business development assistance by bringing government services closer to the people through partnerships between relevant local government units and DTI officials. Through Barangay Development Councils (BDCs), the DTI shall help capacitate Barangay personnel to provide basic business advisory or information dissemination services to MSMEs in the locality.

The DTI 4-A team led by Regional Director Marilou Q. Toledo was warmly welcomed by the Local Government Unit of Mendez represented by Executive Assistant Romeo Chavez and the Barangay Captains. In his Welcome Remarks, Chavez thanked the DTI for the opportunity given to their entrepreneurs as they now have the chance to recover and restart their businesses.

“We, in the DTI, are always keen to provide assistance to our entrepreneurs through the presence of our Negosyo Centers in the province. We encourage our existing and aspiring entrepreneurs to not hesitate in seeking our help as our services and programs are always available for you,” said DTI Cavite OIC-Director Revelyn A. Cortez.

Toledo, on the other hand, emphasized the importance of livelihood sustainability, citing that the amount of investment or capital is not a measure of success.

“It is discipline, knowledge, and innovation that drive the success of every business,” said Toledo.

“Ang maliit na puhunan ay maaaring maging daan sa pag-abot ng mga pangarap. Kahit gaano man kaliit ang iyong negosyo, mahalaga ang parte nito sa ekonomiya. Kaya hiling ng DTI sa ating mga micro, small, and medium enterprises ay ipakita na lumalago ang kanilang mga negosyo gaano man ito kaliit,” added Toledo.

To date, 85 out of 135 targeted beneficiaries were already granted livelihood starter kits in the Province of Cavite. Along with the distribution of starter kits is the provision of capability-building seminars for the MSMEs. ♦

Date of Release: 14 September 2020