Majority of Buenavista All-Lights Village Farmers and Fisherfolks Association were hardly affected by the challenges of pandemic, however, these challenges provides good opportunities. The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Leyte Provincial Office grants livelihood kits COVID-19 affected micro entrepreneurs of Palompon, Leyte during the Pangkabuhayan sa Pagbangon at Ginhawa (PPG) Program Distribution of Livelihood Kits last 19 November 2021 at NGCP Hall of Palompon, Leyte. Two among members of Buenavista All-Lights Village Farmers Association having a small sari-sari store received the livelihood kit.
Honorable Mayor Georgina Arevalo and DTI Provincial representative led the distribution of P5,000 worth of sari-sari store and food processing livelihood packages. “We are bringing the services of the national government through DTI and other government agencies to the remote barangays. President Duterte is there to help the people affected by calamities.
The sari-sari store package is composed of: 72 pieces of instant noodles assorted flavor, 240 single packs of 3-in-1 coffee, 50 pcs. canned sardines, 45 corned beef and 144 sachets of detergent powder. On the other hand, the food processing package comprised of one unit two-burner gas stove, a frying pan and an 11 kg filled liquefied petroleum gas tank (LPG) with accessories. In addition to the livelihood kits, the beneficiaries also received grocery items courtesy of Senator Bong Go who co-funded the PPG program.
The Pangkabuhayan sa Pagbangon at Ginhawa (PPG) Program is one of the initiatives of the government and DTI that aims to help micro entrepreneurs and individuals who were affected by natural and man-made calamities such as typhoons, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, flash floods, fires, health emergencies or pandemics and local armed conflicts. The said program gives a fast and easy source of initial capital in the form of livelihood kits such as the sari-sari store and food processing package to help micro entrepreneurs recover from the effects of a calamity to start a new business opportunity.
The Association Secretary, Mr Vincent Olorvida expressed his deep gratitude to DTI and the local government for the livelihood assistance received:
“Thank you very much to DTI and to our government for this PPG livelihood grant. This is a big help and empowering to us. He encouraged all other beneficiaries to properly manage the livelihood kit they received. “Let us nurture the livelihood packages given by the government so this will grow and help us improve our lives”, Olorvida added.