A total of three hundred (300) identified micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Davao de Oro received P5, 000 each worth of livelihood starter kits under the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Livelihood Seeding Program – Pangkabuhayan sa Pagbangon at Ginhawa (LSP-PPG).
The beneficiaries are from the municipalities of Nabunturan, Mabini, Pantukan, Laak, Maragusan, and Mawab.
DTI Provincial Director, Atty. Lucky Siegfred M. Balleque said that the kits are a package of assistance that aims to help the target beneficiaries to establish their own business, particularly those who live in remote areas.
He also emphasized that the program is part of the government’s efforts in countering communist insurgency by providing more livelihood programs that will uplift their socioeconomic status.
Wilson Bernales, one of the beneficiaries from Barangay Malinawon, Mawab, expressed gratitude for the government’s assistance given to them that helped to ease their situation due to the crisis brought by the pandemic.
To improve and develop their business, the agency holds a series of training and seminars such as entrepreneurial mind-setting, basic marketing, simple bookkeeping, and consumer education.
Balleque added that apart from the distribution, the agency aims to cover more beneficiaries in the province to help them attain sustainability and business competitiveness. (PAO-IPRD DdO)