Yolanda-stricken micro-entrepreneurs in Capiz receive livelihood kits

DTI-Capiz Dir. Ermelinda Pollentes together with Gov. Vic Tanco and businessman Albert Leny Apaitan distribute the starter kits to beneficiaries at the Capiz Gymnasium in Villareal Stadium, Roxas City, Dec. 28.
ILOILO City – Aid for the victims of the typhoon “Yolanda” in Capiz continues to pour for them to completely recover from the devastation that they have experienced two years ago.

On Dec. 28, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Capiz together with the Capiz provincial government distributed livelihood starter kits to Yolanda-stricken micro-entrepreneurs.

Gracing the said activity which was held at the Capiz Gym were DTI-6 provincial director Ermelinda P. Pollentes and Gov. Victor A. Tanco, Sr.

Out of the 614 listed beneficiaries, 506 were given their livelihood kits. Pollentes explained that the remaining beneficiaries will be informed through a text message once the livelihood kits are ready for distribution.

Each starter kit includes either goods, materials, tools or small equipment worth P5,000.

The said activity is part of the Livelihood Seeding Project (LSP) which is a component of the Rehabilitation and Recovery Program of DTI aimed at helping Yolanda-affected entrepreneurs in the Industry, Trade and Services (ITS) sectors.

According to Pollentes, Capiz received a total of P6.75 million intended for 1.350 beneficiaries. She added that DTI is closely monitoring and providing assistance to these beneficiaries to help sustain their respective businesses. To note, the LSP beneficiaries are required to participate in appropriate trainings and seminars to provide them with the necessary knowledge and skills in growing their businesses.

On her part, DTI-6 OIC regional director Rebecca Rascon noted that that the project targets to benefit micro-entrepreneurs such as sari-sari stores, trading, handicrafts and furniture making, food processing, native delicacy making, food vending, and marine-based production for them to recover economically. (With a report from DTI-6/Raymart Escopel/PN)
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