By Minerva BC Newman
Cebu City – Some P3,229,650 million in seed funding were distributed to 382 women entrepreneurs in Mandaue City, Lapulapu City and Ginatilan town to spur community-based businesses.
Fourteen women and people’s organizations with 382 members received the funding from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) office in Central Visayas last week, said DSWD regional information officer Leah Quintana.
The organizations were given training on small business management, from doing a project proposal to budgeting and managing their own business, Quintana said.
Four associations in Mandaue with 180 participants received R1,209,650 in livelihood assistance.
The Tingub Women’s Federation, Kapunungansa Nagkahiusang Kristohanong Kabos and the Canduman Kobe Housing Association will engage in rice and corn retailing, while the Silhig Sa Paknaan Livelihood Association will make broom fibers, she said.
In Barangay Mambaling, this city, the Huyong-huyong Snack Vendors Association, MambalingPagla-um II Sari-sari Retailer Association and Sitio Manga Small Business Livelihood Association received P630,000 to start up rice retailing, snack vending, and a sari-sari store.
In Lapu-Lapu, Basak Rope Makers Association, KMKKS SLP Association and the Caw-Oy Pantawid Assn received P990,000. Quintana said.
The Basak Rope Makers Association will start a rope making business while the KMKKS SLP Association and the Caw-Oy Pantawid SLPA will open sari-sari stores.
The Campisong Upland Farmers Livelihood Association with 40 members from the municipality of Ginatilan received P400,000 for a rice retailing business.