Eighteen foundations and non-governmental organizations have been helping micro enterprises, particularly owners of food stalls, to restart their businesses through Project Karinderya.
The project distributes meals to poor families through food stall owners. This has also helped micro enterprises to continue their businesses amid the pandemic.
Every participating karinderya has to serve meals to 20 families in their community for 30 days. Families who receive vouchers can use them to claim meals from participating karinderyas.
Kabuhayan sa Ganap na Kasarinlan Credit and Savings Cooperative and its affiliate Kasagana-ka Development Center, Incorporated are the organizations that select the participating micro enterprises and beneficiary families.
K-Coop general manager Maria Ana de Rosas-Ignacio said the project aims to assist karinderya owners to restart their businesses after lockdowns implemented at the onset of Covid-19 forced stores to close.