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The City Government of Isabela led by Mayor Sitti Djalia Turabin-Hataman in partnership with the Nagdilaab Foundation, Inc. (NFI) provided a total sponsorship grant of worth P700,000.00 to selected women beneficiaries, September 29.
This grant is made possible through the support of The Asia Foundation under the Accelerate Women’s Entrepreneurship for Peace and Prosperity in Mindanao.
From June 2022 to November 2023, NFI supported Accelerate in the conduct of trainings on business ideation and planning designed to support women to launch and grow businesses. The trainings which were participated by around 350 women who are at the different stages of their business development. Most are start-ups operating livelihood activities, facing challenges in product development, marketing, logistics while others need capital to jumpstart operations. A few are established but are not able to expand operations for lack of access to business development services (BDS).
The Women Enterprise in the Bangsamoro (WEB) Accelerator will open opportunities for Accelerate women to avail of support in starting and/or continuing businesses. It includes provision of business development services and seed-capital for women entrepreneurs. The seed capital is intended to help them launch and grow their businesses.
The WEB Accelerate Women Entrepreneurs who received grants were engaged in the ff:
₱100,000 – T-shirt printing services
₱65,000 – Jintan cookies production
₱50,000 – Eco-tourism services
₱50,000 – Teppo mat weavers
₱30,000 – Banana chips production
₱30,000 – Spanish sardines, shrimp paste and coconut candy production
₱25,000 – Native delicacies production
₱25,000 – Water refilling service
₱25,000 – Motor parts retail
₱300,000 – Street foods, viand vendor, cakes and pastries, fruitstand, peanuts, garments. (30 women entrepreneurs at ₱10,000 each)
(Photos by KJ Evardo, CIO)