Valenzuela opens 2nd Kadiwa store
A second Kadiwa ni Ani at Kita store was inaugurated in Barangay Ugong, Valenzuela City, on Tuesday, with P1 million turned over by the Department of Agriculture (DA) for the capital and operating funds of the store.
Valenzuela Mayor Wes Gatchalian hopes that the second Kadiwa store would be able to replicate the success of the first store opened in Ugong by the Alyansa ng mga Mamamayan ng Valenzuela (Amva) Multipurpose Cooperative.
“Just like [the one by] Amva, I hope that we will be able to utilize our capital… From what I’ve heard, they have a great concept of using the store like a central distributor that helps residents through affordable prices and they could also resell products with a [higher] margin,” he said on Tuesday.
The Kadiwa ni Ani at Kita store is a direct marketing program of the DA where producers are directly linked with the consuming public. —GILLIAN N. VILLANUEVA