Women’s group grows fruit pie business

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MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, March 12 (PIA) – Trying out ways to earn better while looking after their family and kids, a women’s group from a small community here, started their own fruit pie brand.

Pena's Flavored Pie FINAL - CopyThe group was organized under the Kalipunan ng Liping Pilipina (KALIPI) women’s group in Sitio Quiboro, trained and equipped by the local government through various grant assistance from the Technical Education Skills and Development Authority (TESDA), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in region 10.

Cash assistance and equipment like kitchen aide mixers, oven, vacuum weight scales, and stainless working tables were turned over and housed at the community women’s center, while members take turns in the preparation.

To date, two groups from the association are currently running the fruit pie business, branding Sitio Quiboro as the best pie maker in the province.

“We are making at least 50 to 70 pies a week, it comes in various fruit flavors like buko, pineapple, mango, ube, or mixed, and we sell it to nearby communities and offices here at P75 and P170 per layer,” Quiboro-Poblacion Kalipi Organization president Nora Taburada said.

While the peak season is up, Taburada is also working to tap with the hotel and cottages operators in the island, seeking to grow and expand their production as well as positioning the product as another pasalubong treat for visiting tourist. (JCV/PIA)

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