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EDLP Applicants Attends Orientation on Putting Up a Water Refilling Station Business

April 17, 2017
EDLP Applicants Attends Orientation on Putting Up a Water Refilling Station Business

15 OFW-applicants of the Enterprise Development Loan Program (EDLP) attended the business immersion in water refilling station organized by the Overseas Workers Welfare Office Regional Welfare Office – National Capital Region (OWWA RWO-NCR) with Anjumay Philippines Inc. at San Andres Bukid, Manila on 29 March 2017. The business immersion is to help interested loan borrowers to gain knowledge and appreciate the management of a water refilling station.

 

Mr. Manuel Jutiz, Sales and Marketing Manager of Anjumay Philippines Inc., discussed the advantages of having a water refilling station as a business. He emphasized that, “Water is a necessity kung kaya’t lahat ng tao ay customer mo mayaman man o mahirap. Hindi rin seasonal itong business na ito dahil kailangan mo ng tubig sa buong taon.”  He also encouraged the OFW-applicants not to be scared of starting their own business. He said to the participants, “Lakas ng loob ang kailangan sa pagnenegosyo. Masusing pag-aaral at paghahanda sa sarili ang kailangan kasi lahat ng negosyo ay dumadaan sa ups and downs. Hindi lahat ng business ay lumalago agad. Kailangan maging matiyaga ka.”

From L to R: The applicants of the EDLP being toured around the warehouse of the Fujiwater Refilling Station Business; The actual visit to the Money Tree Refilling Station, one of the successful water refilling station business; and Mr. Ricky Guanzon, owner of the Money Tree Refilling Station, sharing his success story to the OFW-applicants.
 

The OFW-applicants were brought to the warehouse of Fujiwater to see the actual machine/equipment used for the water refilling station business. They were also taught on the different parts of the machines and how to use them properly. After the lecture, they also visited a water refilling station business existing for 4 years located at D. Reyes Street, Zamora, Pasay City.

 

Mr. Ricky Guanzon, owner of the Money Tree refilling station, shared his success story from starting as a small capital delivering only 50 water containers per day to bigger production of 1,000 water containers per day. He inspired the OFW-applicants by saying, “Kailangan lang mag focus at mag tiyaga sa negosyo. Sa umpisa hindi agad mag gro grow ng malaki yan, kailangan mo magsikap. Nasa huli lagi ang nilaga.” He also shared his best practice to motivate his employees, “Bukod sa monthly salary nila nagbibigay din ako ng commission sa kanila depende kung ilang container ang na de deliver nila. Dahil doon, mas nagsisikap sila na makapagdeliver ng tubig at mag promote kaya kahit  mga hindi namin regular na customer sa amin na din nagpapadeliver.”

 

Ms. Catherine Baculbas, one of the applicants of the EDLP, shared her thoughts on the value of attending the business immersion- “Madami akong natutunan sa immersion at dahil doon ay mas lalo pa akong na encourage na ituloy ang pagtatayo ng water refilling station. “

 
Mr. Manuel Jutiz of Anjumary Philippines, Inc. discusses with the EDLP applicants the management of a water refilling station as a business.