Kalinga micro-producers earn P4.5M in Yuletide fair


Furniture sector  registers top sales with P2.1M in the  2018 Kalinga Yuletide fair.   

 

CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga, Jan. 10(PIA)–Micro producers in the province hauled-in  P4.5 million sales during  the Yuletide fair giving the industry  bright h ope this 2019.      

Organized by  the Chamber of Kalinga Producers, Inc. (CKAPI) through the auspices of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) provincial office, exhibitors hold the annual bonanza to add festive mood to the season.

Regina Madio, CKAPI president, reported   the top-sellers were furniture with P2,104,666; handicrafts, home decors & fashion – P663,224; processed foods – P602,108; others – P577,059 and ornamental plants – P244,901.

Madio attributed the high sales performance to growing market and improved products. This is the result of product innovation skills continuously given to members, she noted.

The CKAPI, now a booming association   in the province, was started few years ago by a group of mothers who tried to make their time productive  while attending to their house chores.

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Part of the group’s tradition is the ‘goodwill project’ of distributing free slippers and school supplies to indigent school children using part of the bonanza proceeds. ( JDP/LL-PIA CAR, Kalinga)

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