Sogod launches biz program for women

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THE Municipal Government of Sogod in northern Cebu has empowered its female constituency by helping them in their businesses amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic.

The Municipality gave business packages to 100 women–the first batch of recipients of the Sogod Negosyo Program.

Each of the entrepreneurs received P10,000 worth of goods from the Municipal Government. The turnover on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022 was led by Mayor Richard Streegan and his wife Vice Mayor Lissa Marie Durano-Streegan.

The Sogod Negosyo Program was created by the municipal government to encourage women to engage in business, according to the Municipality of Sogod in a statement on its Facebook page.

Mayor Streegan said the municipal government will recognize the beneficiaries who will be able to sustain and improve their businesses by giving them additional capital.

Local entrepreneurs like Maria Agang, maker of peanut butter, and Gisell Valero, owner of a sari-sari store, were glad to hear the mayor’s statement.

Municipal Social Welfare and Development head Cleofe Maningo said the business items that were distributed were based on the requests of each of the beneficiaries.

The municipality’s program is in line with Cebu Provincial Government’s Sugbo Negosyo Program, which aims to help small entrepreneurs in the province by giving them capital.

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