In order for an organization to reach its goal, the key is the collaboration of all partners, members, and key players. In Go Negosyo’s mission of alleviating poverty through entrepreneurship, we have our partners who are working with us to push for the advocacy.
Recently, I shared with you the efforts done by Go Negosyo for the Kapatid, Angat Lahat initiative. This is the first public-private partnership of Go Negosyo and Department of Trade and Industry led by Secretary Ramon Lopez for MSME Development.
We are proud to say that we are being supported now by the public and private sectors through different agencies and companies.
I met with First Philippines Holdings Corporation Chief Executive Officer Federico Lopez, Magsaysay Group of Companies President and Chief Executive Officer Doris Magsaysay Ho, and Ayala Corporation Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala. All of them agreed to support the Kapatid, Angat Lahat initiative.
And most recently, I also had a meeting with Sen. Miguel Zubiri, Chair of the Committee of Trade, Commerce, and Entrepreneurship, Lance Gokongwei of JG Summit Holdings, Michael Tan of LT Group of Companies, Chris Po of Century Pacific Group, and Fred Uytengsu of Alaska Milk Corporation. These companies extend their support to MSME Development through Kapatid project.
We also had a meeting with Department of Agriculture Secretary Manny Pinol to share the Kapatid initiative and how this project can be integrated to the agricultural sector. We will bring the mentorship program to the provinces for our farmers and fisher folk to enhance their skills in farming or fishing and develop their entrepreneurial skills in order to level up. This will be done with the help of our agri-entrepreneur mentors. After the meeting, DA Secretary Pinol expressed his support to the Kapatid, Angat Lahat initiative and he looks forward on how we can further develop programs for the agriculture sector.
Long time Go Negosyo Partner, DHL Express Philippines led by their Country Manager Yati Abdullah, also partnered with us for the Kapatid. DHL will provide an ease of international shipping for micro, small, and medium enterprises in the country which will help our MSMEs in expanding their market globally and gain access to DHL’s network of 220 countries and territories. They will also be providing the DHL Express Easy box, an all-in pricing product on international export delivery of parcel shipments available to all DTI-registered MSMEs.
All these efforts and partnerships are directed for the development of our “Small Brothers” in the community. Together with our partners and entrepreneurs, we are creating an active entrepreneurship culture in the country!