BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya , April 13 (PIA)– Members of the Kalipunan ng Liping Pilipina (KALIPI) are now involved in various livelihood projects here to earn income for their family needs.
Imelda Pescasio, KALIPI provincial president said most of their municipal chapters in the 15 towns of the province are now directly engaged in various business ventures to augment their income.
“These livelihood projects are now the focus of our members instead of spending their time idly in their homes. Now they are productive by managing their livelihood projects,” she said.
Pescasio said their more than 2,300 members have received a series of livelihood trainings recently conducted by the provincial government and several national government agencies .
These trainings are requirement before they received their capital assistance fund from the provincial government amounting to P50,000.00 each of the KALIPI’s town chapter.
Pescasio said the funds are now being rolled by their chapters through various livelihood projects and services such as lending, rice retailing, meat processing, malunggay, squash and carrot noodle making, dragon fruit production and rice cake or ‘Tupig’ production, among others.
“We are optimistic that with the activeness of our members, we can successfully manage our business projects and expand further to provide more services to others and our families,” she said.
Pescasio also said that the provincial government has committed more funding assistance once their initial funding capital will be used productively and in accordance with the regulations and conditions set by the provincial government. # Ben Moses Ebreo/PIA 2-NVizcaya