Second H.O. market reaps positive responses

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The recently-concluded second H.O. Market reaped positive responses from Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation and Dungganon Bank Inc. staff, regular market goers and clients who showcased their products.

Erlinda shows off her wares, chips, which she said had been partly responsible for sending her kids to school. | Photo from NWTF
Erlinda shows off her wares, chips, which she said had been partly responsible for sending her kids to school. | Photo from NWTF

Jesus, one of the staff members of NWTF, said the market provides convenience for staff since “everything we usually buy in a regular market are here in one place, from vegetables to fruits. Aside from that it feels good that we are able to help our clients through this H.O Market.”

Dungganon member and Taculing resident Cresencia said the prices in the H.O. Market are lower compared to the usual.

“All of the products are fresh,” she said, adding, “Since I am also micro-entrepreneur of Dungganon, I wanted to help out by buying their products.”

Daisy, a regular market goer, said, “I like that it is organized here in the H.O. Market, so you won’t have a hard time going from one place to another just buy the things you need at home”

Jesus, NWTF staff, checks out fruit on display at the H.O. Market. | Photo by NWTF
Jesus, NWTF staff, checks out fruit on display at the H.O. Market. | Photo by NWTF

Snack vendor Erlinda and Dungganon client also said, “Doing business is what helped me and family survive through the years, my kids can go to school because of my snack business, I have been with Dungganon for several years already. I’m thankful for this kind of opportunity, I came down from DSB just to join the H.O market to sell my products”

The Dungganon Bank Inc, Dungganon Employees Credit Cooperative and Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation plans to hold the event once every 15 days, in hopes that the clients, majority of which are micro-entrepreneurs, will be able to slowly revive their business amid Covid19.

Amelita, a fruit vendor, offers a variety of produce at the H.O. Market. | Photo from NWTF
Amelita, a fruit vendor, offers a variety of produce at the H.O. Market. | Photo from NWTF

Apart from this, the NWTF Family is thinking of ways to continue providing beneficial training and workshops for the clients, on how to do business and other financial and non-financial services (Education,Health and Wellness, Social Business, Memorial and Environment) that will help them grow holistically considering the new normal brought by the pandemic.

But today, 27 June, 2020 the foundation wants to celebrate with their clients, and the rest of the MSME community and their contributions to the Philippine Economy as a whole, as they join the rest of the world, in global observance of the International Day of Micro, Small, and Medium-sized Enterprises.

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