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    • Hacienda Crafts From Farming To Crafting

      What was supposed to be a livelihood program intended to simply provide additional income to the community of farm workers turned out to be a global business venture for Christina Gaston’s Hacienda Crafts Company in Manapla, Negros Occidental. “We know we could not employ everyone [in the hacienda]. We looked for something they could do at home or on a per piece work basis, something they can work at their own pace,” she recalled. Established in 1991, the business pioneered in the production of...

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    • Negosyo Center Iloilo Helps OFW Couple Bake Their Way To Success

      Meet Myrna and Melvin Rojo. A husband and wife team who only wanted to provide for their family’s needs. Both teachers by profession, they lived a simple life in Iloilo City, making sure that their three children are safe and sound. Melvin left his family in 2002 to work in an International School in Brunei Darussalam. It was not an easy choice but he had to do it. After five years, Myrna followed her husband and stayed in Brunei as well. Having finished a degree in Home Economics, Myrna has...

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