BANGUED, Abra, June 21(PIA) -About 60 micro, small, medium enterprises in the province received livelihood starter packages under the Livelihood Seeding Program - Negosyo Serbisyo sa Barangay (LSP-NSB) of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
DTI-Abra Provincial Director Samuel Gallardo said that the LSP-NSB provides a package of livelihood kits amounting to Php 8,000.00 and business advisory assistance and services to MSMEs affected by the crisis brought by the Corona Virus Disease (Covid-19). It aims to help MSMEs restore and improve their livelihood enterprises by providing them in- kind assistance.
The awarded livelihood kits include sari-sari store items, furniture equipment, catering services utensils, food processing materials, motorcycle spare parts, and beauty salon package.
"You can always seek for the assistance of the national government agencies and LGUs in the sustainability and management of your businesses." Gallardo said during the awarding ceremony.
He explained that the program is in partnership with local government units. The barangay LGU has a fundamental role in identifying the MSMEs in their areas who have potential of becoming mega business.
Fernando Tugadi, and beneficiary from Brgy. Poblacion, Dolores expressed gratitude for the assistance given to him. He manages a beauty salon but was not able to pay his rental dues during the community quarantine.
"With this help from the government, I am sure that I can now establish my own parlor at my house in order to cater to more customers," Tugadi said.
In her message, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority Abra Acting Provincial Director Nenita Corro promoted the different services of TESDA to the entrepreneurs that would aid them in their continuous operation amid Covid-19 crisis.
Gallardo said there will be more beneficiaries to be awarded under this program within this year. (JDP/CAGT - PIA CAR, Abra)