DMCI Power Corporation (DPC) is empowering the women members of its community who are now baking and selling various baked goods as part of sustainable livelihood program.
Inspired by the Filipino staple breakfast known as hot pandesal – a salty breakfast bun that gave rise to thousands of neighborhood stores nationwide – DPC through its corporate social responsibility program rolled-out its latest community livelihood project that aims to inspire community members to engage in bread making, manage their own bakeshops, bring food to the community, and serve bakery products which are potential income-generators.
Through the program, DPC donated bakery livelihood kit consisting of a two-deck oven, spiral mixer, cake mixer, loaf slicer, cooking rack, and other baking ingredients. A seminar on Baking and Pastry production was conducted for the participants in its host barangay Tugbo, Mobo in the province of Masbate, Philippines.
The program aims to enhance the capabilities of households in our communities and individuals by strengthening their skills, competencies, abilities and resources in accessing income-generating opportunities to help improve their socio-economic well-being.
Around 60 women members of the Tugbo Women’s Organization who were greatly affected by the COVID19 crisis directly benefit in the newly-set up lucrative bakery business.
DMCI Power Corporation is the sole power provider in the main island of Masbate. Since the roll-out of its corporate social responsibility programs, the company has consistently providing jobs and livelihood training for its host communities, most notably in the fields of agriculture, livestock, and microenterprise business programs.