LAGAWE, Ifugao – Ninety-five barangay-based business owners from the six municipalities of the province received livelihood kits from the Department of Trade and Industry recently.
DTI-Ifugao Provincial Director Valentine Baguidudol awarded the livelihood kits to 95 micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) from Banaue, Hingyon, Hungduan, Kiangan, Lagawe, and Lamut.
These MSMEs are engaged in various business industries like wearable and homestyle, processed food, coffee processing, blacksmith, and trading of goods.
The livelihood kits consisting of equipment, tools, additional stocks, and other raw materials were provided through the Livelihood Seeding Program-Negosyo Serbisyo sa Barangay (LSP-NSB) of the DTI to accelerate and augment the current business of the recipients especially this time of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Baguidudol said there are different livelihood kits for the recipients because procurement was based on what are needed in their respective businesses.
This is also to encourage more micro-enterprises especially in rural areas with the hope that they would initiate progress in their barangays.
The LSP-NSB is designed to provide livelihood opportunities and support to existing micro-enterprises under Bayanihan to Heal as One Act.
Beneficiaries may include sole proprietors, cooperatives, or sectoral associations that are local in identified barangays including those in local communist armed conflict-affected areas and vulnerable communities. – Marcelo B. Lihgawon