PINALAWAK ng Small Business Corporation (SBCorp), ang financing arm ng Department of Trade and Industy (DTI), ang Sustaining Trade and Access to Primary Food and Link to Enterprises (STAPLES) program nito.
Sa ilalim ng STAPLES, ang micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) ng fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies ay maaaring makahiram ng puhunan nang walang kolateral at interest mula sa SBCorp.
Lumagda kamakailan ang SBCorp, sa pangunguna ni executive vice president and chief operating officer Santiago Lim, sa isang memorandum of agreement sa mga opisyal ng partner firm Alaska Milk Corp.
“This partnership with SBCorp could not have come at a better time and we are very positive that it will impact the MSME players in the food supply chain affected by the pandemic,” wika ni DTI Undersecretary for regional operations at acting chair of SBCorp, Blesila Lantayona, sa isang statement noong Lunes.
Layon ng STAPLES na mapigilan ang pagsasara ng business operations ng MSME retail outlets, lalo na ang maliliit na community retailers o sari-sari stores.
“We envision our MSMEs to become an even stronger force as the economy recovers from the slowdown in the past months, by way of increased access to retrofitted financing that is meant to give them the needed boost to buy more business inventories and to reabsorb their personnel,” pahayag ni SBCorp chief executive officer and president, Ma. Luna Cacanando.
Noong Oktubre, isa pang FMCG company, ang Monde Nissin, ang lumagda bilang partner ng STAPLES. PNA