By ALFREDO P HERNANDEZ
THE local government unit of Mambulao in CamNorte and a newly-launched local consumer cooperative have partnered to create livelihood opportunities for the town’s less-privileged.
The LGU will soon transfer to the Mambulao Multi-Purpose Cooperative (MMPC) an amount of Pph90,000 to finance livelihood programs for qualified members of the co-op.
The deal was signed on Feb 21, between Mayor Ricarte “Dong” Padilla and MMPC chairman Arthur C Canlas.
The LGU will screen applicants and endorse to the cooperative those who qualified for funding.
The two entities are expected to announce the list of potential business activities that credit beneficiaries would undertake.
Of the Php90,000 livelihood funding, Php40,000 was raised last year by overseas Mambulaoans through the online newsletter Mambulaoans Worldwide Buzz (MWBuzz) and the rest was allocated by the LGU.
The LGU and MMPC said that they merged their efforts to help create livelihood opportunities for the co-op’s poor members.
The MMPC, which was officially launched on Feb 8, operates its dry goods store in baranggay Plaridel.