Hapinoy is back to serve sari-sari store owners in Leyte

After the implementation of the Project Bagong Araw 1 and 2, Hapinoy gears to reach more sari-sari store owners in different municipalities of Leyte and provide extensive training on business management and personal development.

In the final year of the Bagong Araw Philippines PREMIUM, Hapinoy targets to train sari-sari store owners in Leyte, providing them knowledge on basic business management practices, access to microloans and microinsurance products.

After training sari-sari store owners in the Province of Samar, Hapinoy kicked off the implementation of PREMIUM Cohort 3 in Leyte. On February 12, 2018, Hapinoy started the Hapinoy Negosyo Challenge for with Workshop 1: Samahan at Pamamaraang Hapinoy sa Negosyo. Focusing on equipping sari-sari store owners with skills, practices and tools for better store operation, the training started with the basic cashflow management. Four simultaneous trainings are being held everyday for about three weeks to cater more than 2000 sari-sari store owners.

For seven months, PREMIUM participants are encouraged to attend the once-a-month training. They are entitled to the avail the same training and benefits as the Cohorts 1 and 2 graduates, which include access to microloan and Sagip Negosyo microinsurance.

PREMIUM is a three-year project launched to help sari-sari store owners affected by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013. Its main objective is to capacitate growth-oriented microentrepreneurs who can be part of building a resilient supply chain in the region.

It is made possible by the Government of Canada and the Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada (CDF), in partnership with the Center for Agriculture and Rural Development, Inc.(CARD), MicroVentures Foundation, Inc. (Hapinoy), and Microinsurance MBA Association of the Philipines, Inc. (RIMANSI).