|The graduates look at vegetables for sale|
at SM Supermart
The graduates received their certificates of completion in ceremonies at the Events Center of SM City Lucena followed by a harvest festival at Sitio Lilay, Brgy. Ibabang Talim, Lucena City.
Two previous trainees were invited to share their experiences and express their gratitude for the training they received. One of them was Normito Daya, 68, of Brgy. Isabang, Lucena City. He started his farm business after retiring from his job as internal security at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. At first, he planted corn. But when he realized that he did not make money from corn, he trained under the Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan program and shifted to high-value crops.
He planted tomatoes, eggplant, string beans and green bell peppers. He also started planting Red Lady papaya. He is so happy relating his experiences. He said he has more than recovered his investment and, in fact, he has shared some of his profits to his son. He said he learned a lot from the KSK program.
Cristie Angeles (front, middle) and Toto Barcelona
(at the back) pose with two trainees with their upo