The Technology and Livelihood Development Center of Negros Occidental increased its marketing fund to P800,000 for 2010 to assists furniture producers and gifts, toys, and house ware manufacturers in the province, TLDC accomplishment report showed.
TLDC project development officer Anna Leah Silva said the marketing fund was intended for furniture and GTH producers to be able to make quality products to entice buyers and purchase orders.
Silva said TLDC was able to help generate income from four producers amounting to P522,000. These producers were HR Furniture, Chenisa Furniture, Theo and Shine Enterprises, Calatrava Antique Furniture and Artworks, she added.
Aside from entrepreneurial development, TLDC also offers advocacy and techno-transfer programs for the public like free DVD viewing on livelihood technologies and information materials related to enterprising, she added.
The livelihood development program provides training like bamboo crafting, hand-made chocolate making, and basic jewelry making. These trainings are usually requested by the concerned agencies, Silva also said.
Silva said she is encouraging the public to visit TLDC to see the furniture solely made by local Negros producers. TLDC also sells processed food, gifts and house ware products like bags, necklaces, and key chains, she added.*LTG