The micro-entrepreneur beneficiaries are among the fire victims of the incident in Barangay Basak San Nicolas, Cebu City on Dec. 13, 2021. The fire razed 50 houses and displaced 115 families or 474 individuals.
The DTI PPG program is a livelihood seeding and entrepreneurship development program for micro-enterprises, with priority in areas affected by fire incidents and other calamities such as typhoons and health disasters like outbreaks, epidemics, and pandemics such as Covid-19.
The livelihood kits, worth P8,000 each, is comprised of various items/goods that will be used to restore or improve their businesses.
The eligible beneficiaries are engaged in retail business including sari-sari stores, frozen goods, and fish stall.
The DTI Cebu through its Negosyo Center will also be conducting seminars on entrepreneurial development and simple bookkeeping to help the micro-entrepreneurs recover their businesses.
The DTI PPG is the government’s initiative as a post-disaster response mechanism to address the need for continued economic activities in the affected areas.
From 2020 to 2022, the DTI Central Visayas has identified 9,064 beneficiaries and distributed livelihood kits worth P74.13 million in the region. (with PR)