84 Abrenian MSMEs receive livelihood kits under DTI’s LSP

BANGUED, Abra, Nov. 18(PIA) –-the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) continues to provide assistance to Abrenian micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).

The latest beneficiaries under the Negosyo Serbisyo sa Barangay – Livelihood Seeding Program (NSB-LSP) are 84 MSMEs from municipalities of San Juan, Licuan-Baay, Lagangilang, Dolores, Bucay, Sallapadan, Bucloc, Daguioman and Boliney. They   each received Php 8,000 worth of livelihood package from DTI Abra led by OIC Provincial Director Rodel Bolante.

The package of each beneficiary is according to his or her existing business like sari-sari store, furniture shop, restaurant and eatery.

 As a measure in guiding the business owners to become competitive and sustainable MSMEs, DTI-Abram staff conducted an entrepreneurial development seminar for the beneficiaries before the release of the packages. The MSMEs had an in-dept learning in managing their capital, labor force and profits.

Bolante explained   that the Livelihood Seeding Program of Negosyo Serbisyo sa Barangay   is an initiative of the government to enable hardworking MSMEs to upscale their businesses which can contribute economic development in the community.

Mary Molina, a sarisari store owner from the municipality of San Juan, expressed her gratitude to DTI and its partner agencies for the livelihood packages the MSMEs received and the opportunities the project provides in improving their   enterprises and their lives.

 “This assistance from the government through DTI will multiply our capital especially to us in the far-flung areas who cannot afford to set decent amount of capital for our business.” Molina said in an interview.

Another sari-sari store owner, Rubelyn Annalingan from Licuan-Baay said, “This program will help me to grow my sari-sari store so that I will be able to give back to the government by helping my fellow business owners who are just starting as well.”  

The awarding of the livelihood packages is very timely especially with many MSMEs struggling to maintain their small businesses amid the   Corona Virus Disease 2019   pandemic, Bolante noted. (JDP/CAGT – PIA CAR, Abra)




Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

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