Monday, April 9, 2012

Nego-kart or Business Cart in Philippines Distributed by DOLE

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has distributed Negosyo
sa Kariton or Nego Karts to 10 sidewalk vendors in the municipality of
San Miguel, Zamboanga del Sur.

Although the total expenditure for the project in San Miguel was
pegged at only P150,000, this is already helpful for far flung towns
in the peninsula.

DOLE Assistant Regional Director Virginia L. Bonbon said that the
Nego-Kart project will provide beneficiaries with assistance like
vending carts, provision of working capital for the procurement of raw
materials and other inputs, training on production, entrepreneurship
and business management.

She said the Nego Karts were distributed to the recipients in a simple
turnover ceremony held at the municipal hall last Sunday.

In response, San Miguel town Vice Mayor Angelito "Dodong" Martinez II
urged the beneficiaries to take good care of the Nego-Karts because
this is a great help in their livelihood undertaking.

He said that if the beneficiaries will learn to be good stewards of
the project, it will soon become a profitable and sustainable business
enabling them to increase their income level.

Mr. Camilo Encila, focal person of the DOLE Nego-Kart project said
each beneficiary was allotted P15,000; that is P12,000 for the cart
and P3,000 as seed capital.

What used to be a pushcart is now modified with a bicycle attached for
easy transport of the vendors to where many people are gathered like
public markets and schools, where business is at its best.

Encila said San Miguel is the 4th municipality to receive the
Pangkabuhayan Nego-Karts.

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