THE Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), through its Zamboanga City Field Office, recently distributed "Negosyo Karitons (Nego-Karts)" to 15 individuals from Vitali village.
The distribution of the nego-karts was made back to back with the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (Tupad) program orientation.
Lawyer Roy Buenafe, DOLE regional director, said in a statement Monday, August 16, that the nego-kart is a project for ambulant vendors in major cities of the country and is under the DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP).
"The project will assist the ambulant vendors in making their existing livelihood undertakings grow into profitable and sustainable business; thus, making their income level at par with that of the minimum wage earners, at the least," Buenafe added.
With the accompanying tools, equipment, raw materials and other inputs, the beneficiaries may now begin any food business of their choice, according to Buenafe.
He said the turnover of nego-karts was made possible with the help of City Councilor Miguel Alavar III and the Vitali village council.
Makaraya Adil, DOLE Zamboanga City Field Office head, and Sylvia Delos Santos, livelihood focal person, witnessed the distribution of the nego-karts. (SunStar Zamboanga)