crowd shot of the participants of the Zoom meeting

DTI Negosyo Center Candelaria thru the initiative of LGU Candelaria’s Overseas Filipino Worker’s (OFW) Helpdesk, presented a talk on financial education, How to Start a Business, and DTI services during the Balikbayanihan 2021: Moderating the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic for Candelaria Repatriated OFWs, held thru a Zoom meeting, 16 September 2021.

A total of 26 participants attended the activity. The participants were composed of repatriated OFW’s, affected due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Balikbayanihan activity aims to equip the participants with knowledge on mental health awareness, financial literacy, cooperative and government services for the OFWs.

Information on financial literacy and starting a business was presented by Business Counselor Zarah Quintillano. She emphasized the importance of debt management and allocating for savings. She also presented the steps in starting a business and also offered the available financing services for OFWs affected by the pandemic thru the Pondo Para sa Pagbabago (P3) Heroes Cares Program. ♦

Date of Release: 1 October 2021