In October 2022, GlowCorp introduced its current project to promote inclusive livelihood for the marginalized poor through a rural-urban market mechanism. Initial activities and operations were carried out to kick off the project. The official project launching was on December 16, 2022, at the Institute of Social Order in Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City. The consortium partners are present in the program: AgriCOOPh, AsiaDHRRA, FSSI, NATCCO, PhilDHRRA, and PHILSSA, and representatives from different sectors such as the government, private institutions, CSOs, and cooperatives. The Contracts & Agreements Officer, Mr. Ethan Takahashi, and the Agreement Officer’s Representative, Emil Francis de Quiros, represented the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
The presentation of the rural-urban market link project was spearheaded by GlowCorp’s General Manager and the project’s Chief of Party, Mr. Bernie Berondo. He presented the general objectives, project outcomes, and the initial activities undertaken by the project. Mr. Berondo also stressed that the project’s success is a success of both consortium partners and our local farmers and fisherfolks.
Ms. Ma. Cleofe Dabu also shared her experiences working with GlowCorp as a supplier. Her experiences and reflections from other agencies drive the promising project to continue looking forward to a better distribution system which shall allow for significant contributions to the success of the marginalized rural and urban communities.
Together with the consortium partners, GlowCorp commits to be part of the “supply chain network of networks” in driving value addition and market access for our local farmers, fisherfolks, and urban consumers.