Iloilo City market vendors have been undergoing trainings to strengthen their skills to improve their business and livelihood opportunities.

Mayor Jerry Treñas thanked partners for supporting initiatives to develop the potentials of small entrepreneurs and provide their goods and equipment needs to start their business operations.

The trainings are being conducted through the partnerships of Local Economic Development and Investment Promotion (LEDIP) Office, Local Economic Enterprise Office (LEEO), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-Iloilo, and National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP).

A total of 40 micro enterprises including 20 sari-sari stores, 10 bakeries, and 10 tailors received their Negosyo Kits from the NGCP as part of their Community Upskilling and Enterprise Development (CUPED) Project at Iloilo City Hall, Sept. 12.

The Livelihood Kits Cum Entrepreneurship Development Seminar is part of NGCP’s Corporate Social Responsibility, which aims to provide livelihood assistance to Micro Small Medium Enterprise (MSME) beneficiaries.

They also engaged in discussion focusing on “Managing Finances” and “Business Resiliency for MSMEs.”

Some 25 vendors from Iloilo Terminal Market participated in the Entrepreneurship Development Seminar and E-money Wallet Transactions Training on Sept. 9.

They discussed entrepreneurship and payment transactions, which is beneficial on their part as they learn how to transact with their customers in the market and manage their businesses amidst the pandemic.Angelo Miranda/Iloilo City PIO