A total of 6,600 micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the province of Aurora is set to receive livelihood starter kits from Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
The agency allotted PhP 38 million for this under the Livelihood Seeding Program – Negosyo Serbisyo sa Barangay (LSP-NSB) initiative.
DTI Regional Director Leonila Baluyut said they are now preparing to procure the livelihood kits for distribution to the beneficiaries of LSP-NSB in all eight municipalities of Aurora.
“Under the program, beneficiaries from communities affected by COVID-19 pandemic will receive livelihood packages worth Php 5,000 to 8,000 to enable them to improve their income opportunities,” Baluyut explained.
Livelihood packages to be distributed will be in forms of sari-sari store packages, bigasan packages or carinderia packages.
In addition, LSP-NSB seeks to revive economic activity in the countryside of Aurora.
It also aims to promote and build micro-enterprises in the province and help in enhancing inclusive growth.
Recipients not only receive kits but are also trained how to manage their businesses for sustainability. (CLJD/GLSB-PIA 3)