The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), as one of the implementing partners of LGU Solano in further improving the town’s business community has provided business consultancy assistance to Solano Municipal Association of Persons with Disability in Solano, Nueva Vizcaya. The assistance resulted to create more jobs to PWDs in the province.

The business consultancy assistance provided to the association which is engaged in food business has improved the association’s annual sales which now amounts to P720,000.00  and led to generate additional 10 jobs for PWDs.

Among the consultancy services provided by DTI were Business / entrepreneurial trainings like basic Bookkeeping Financial Management, Productivity and Consumer education and information sessions.

For the part of the Local Government Unit of Solano, they provided the lot, building and the equity fund for the trainings conducted by DTI and TESDA.

The Department of Labor and Employment also provided a soft loan to the association as a seed fund for the operationalization of the PWD Canteen and Store.

The PWD Canteen was established since 2012. It is operated and composed of 30 members of the Solano Municipal Association of Persons with Disability, one of the improving associations in the province engaged in food business.

To date, the canteen is operational and also provides photocopying services.