Livelihood support outpours in Ternate, Cavite as the Department of Trade and Industry Region 4-A, through its Livelihood Seeding Program – Negosyo Serbisyo sa Barangay, granted starter kits to 25 qualified micro and small entrepreneurs on 24 September 2020.
The beneficiaries were awarded P200,000 worth of starter kits, which included twenty-two (22) sari-sari store packages, one (1) auto repair shop package, one (1) goto and tapsi food house package, and one (1) eatery package.
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.
DTI 4-A Director Marilou Q. Toledo sought commitment from the beneficiaries that they sustain their chosen livelihood package.
“We have our Negosyo Centers all over the province of Cavite to inform our beneficiaries and the public about our programs and projects. Our Business Counsellors will be able to assist and guide them on how to start, sustain, and level-up their business,” said Toledo.
Ternate Mayor Lamberto D. Bambao thanked the DTI 4-A for the project and expressed his hope for more livelihood projects like this in the future.
As of September 2020, DTI 4-A has already distributed starter kits to 135 beneficiaries in the province of Cavite.