dtiBORONGAN CITY, Eastern Samar, Jan. 29 (PIA) — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Provincial Field Office, Borongan City will be distributing starter kits or grant assistance in kind through their Livelihood Seeding Program from January 30 to February 6, 2015.

Livelihood Seeding Program (LSP) is intended to help and augment the income of small businesses in the communities who were affected by “Super Typhoon Yolanda”.

According to Mr. Nathaniel Fabillar, OIC-DTI, Provincial Caretaker, DTI focuses on recovery and rehabilitation of the industry and livelihood, trade and services sector.

“We concentrate on the recovery and rehabilitation of Industry and Livelihood Sector”, Fabillar said.

Fabillar added that before the distribution of grants, the agency conducted orientations and seminars on Small Medium Enterprise Roving Academy more specially on Entrepreneurship, Business Planning and Simple Bookeeping.

For the Province of Eastern Samar, there are some 387 recipients or beneficiaries who will be receiving the grant.

The beneficiaries come from Priority Sectors such as Processed Food, Sari-Sari Store, Gift-Décors and Housewares (GDH).

From the Processed Food are105 beneficiaries, Sari-Sari Store has 262 beneficiaries and from GDH are 20 beneficiaries at P5,000 each or a total grant assistance of P1,935,000.

The recipients of the said livelihood come from the nine municipalities heavily damaged due to the super typhoon.

The nine municipalities and their priority sectors are: Guiuan – 58 Processed Food, 20 GDH and 101 Sari-Sari Store; Salcedo – 9 Processed Food and 23 Sari-Sari Store; Mercedes – 1 Processed Food and 5 Sari-sari Store; Lawaan – 5 Processed Food and 15 – Sari-Sari Store; Balangiga – 6 Processed Food and 21 Sari-Sari Store; Giporlos – 4 Processed Food and 33 Sari-Sari Store; Hernani – 5 Processed Food and 16 Sari-Sari Store; Balangkayan – 6 Processed Food and 21 Sari-Sari Store; and Quinapondan – 11 Processed Food and 27 Sari-Sari Store.

The contents of Starter Kits are: For Processed food – 1 pc. burner gas stove with 11 kgs. gas tank complete with accessories and 1 pc. streamer or 1 pc. frying pan – big; For Sari-Sari Store – 1 sack milled rice or 1 sack sugar, light brown, 1 pc. weighing scale, table type, 10 kgs. capacity, 1 box laundry detergent bar, 1 pc. calculator and 1 pc. record book and for GDH – 1 pc. electric jig saw or 1 pc. electric bench grinder or 1 pc electric hand drill or 1 pc. angle grinder. (SDC/PIA-E. Samar)