2006 Microentrepreneur of the Year Awards

Jennilyn Antonio
National Awardee, Maunlad Category

Born out of an experiment, Jennilyn’s peanut butter manufacturing business now supplies to a popular bakery chain in Metro Manila. A recipe formulated in her own home, Jennilyn’s peanut butter is sold under the EHJE Brand in various size containers targeted towards specific market segments. The business produces eight tons of peanut butter per month. The loans she took from the Rural Bank of Mabitac were used to purchase several equipment and machinery that raised production volume and enhanced the quality of her peanut butter.

Consuelo Valenzuela
National Awardee, Masikap Category

Consuelo’s microenterprise produces handcrafted items such as hats, boxes, placemats, bags, mats, coin purses and slippers. The main raw material used in production come from the leaves of sabutan, a bush-like plant that grows abundantly in Baler, Aurora province. She participates in regional trade fairs to develop wholesale markets for her products. She also maintains a stall at the Pasalubong Center in Baler for retail sales. Loans from Alalay sa Kaunlaran, Inc. provide her enterprise the working capital required to meet orders from buyers.

Nolie Estocado
Luzon Awardee, Maunlad Category

Nolie produces Christmas ornaments and other decorative items made principally from tin sheets and wires. The ornaments are produced based on orders placed by exporters. Nolie believes that creative designs and improving efficiency are keys to remain competitive in her line of business. Loans from the Center for Agriculture and Rural Development (CARD) help her finance orders from her buyers.

Darliza Perez
Visayas Awardee, Maunlad Category

Darliza started her bakeshop with her savings from her two-year stint in Taiwan as an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW). With loans from Taytay sa Kauswagan, Inc., Darliza was able to purchase equipment and further expand her business. Her bakery is currently one of the biggest bakeries in the Liloan area. She markets her bakery products to retailers in Cebu City and adjacent municipalities. Her enterprise employs 27 people, mostly from her neighborhood.

Luz Pagdanganan
Mindanao Awardee, Maunlad Category

Luz operates five restaurant outlets in different towns of Bukidnon. She started her business by offering snack items such as halo-halo, batchoy, dinuguan and puto. She later on added grilled pork belly and roasted chicken in her menu. She plans to build a larger place that could serve as a function hall for parties and other events. Luz is a valued client of the Rural Green Bank of Caraga.

Jocelyn Llamoso
Luzon Awardee, Masikap Category

Jocelyn produces bags and placemats using natural fibers such as abaca, jute and lupiz. A significant volume of her production is for a large Legaspi-based exporter that previously employed her. Her colorful products are also sold in two of her stores located in Legaspi City. Loans from G7 Bank provide Jocelyn the working capital required to process her orders from the exporter.

Leovigildo Aday
Visayas Awardee, Masikap Category

After doing several odd jobs in Metro Manila for many years, Mang Leo returned home to Tacloban and found his niche in taho-making and peddling. His taho business now produces 21 steel buckets of taho, which are sold in different areas in Tacloban. He maintains an excellent credit standing with the Rural Bank of Dulag.

Marites Vistal
Mindanao Awardee, Masikap Category

Marites is engaged in several ventures: a sari-sari store, buying and selling of palay, corn and bananas and operating a passenger jeepney. She buys palay, corn and bananas from farmers in surrounding barangays and sells the palay and corn to traders and wholesalers. Marites delivers the bananas to Davao on a weekly basis. Loans from the People’s Bank of Caraga provide her the needed working capital to finance her trading business.