Sapian, Capiz – “Dako gid ang nabulig sa amon kag pati na diri sa palibot namon ang ini nga proyekto. Mabudlay pero sa bulig sang tagsa-tagsa nagamag-an ang ubra (Our project has been a big help to us, association members, as well as to our community. It is not that easy but with the help of everyone, the load becomes lighter),” says Lolita Padrogado, association auditor of Agkaningay Farmers Livelihood Association.
Sitio Agkaningay is a far flung portion of Barangay Bilao, Sapian, Capiz which is rich in agricultural lands and the primary livelihood activity is farming. However, agricultural and farming products in the area are not that sufficient. That is why locals need to travel for almost an hour to buy products from nearby towns.
To address this economic gap, an association was organized by farmers in the area. Thus, Agkaningay Farmers Livelihood Association was formed with 30 members. Through the P300,000.00 capital grant from DSWD-SLP given on October 14, 2019, they started their own agricultural supplies store.
Local farmers are thankful of the establishment of the agricultural supplies store for they will no longer waste money and time travelling to buy products from other places. The members of Agkaningay Farmers Livelihood Association are responsible and aware of their obligations in the organization.
For the third quarter of 2020, they recorded a total gross sales amounting to P75,794.00. This is through the cooperation of the members and transparency practiced by their officers.
Thankful of the livelihood assistance they received; the association not only brought a helpful and sustainable solution to the community’s economic gap, it also augments the needs of the members of the association./
credits to jandrade and SLP Team Capiz