The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), in cooperation with UnionBank GlobalLinker, is mounting a virtual trade fair showcasing products made by around 60 women-led micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) nationwide.
The first digital market for Filipina business leaders dubbed “Gawang Pinay” will run for two weeks, starting last Aug. 24 until Sept. 7.
Products on sale include processed food and beverages, gifts and souvenirs, houseware and décor, fashion accessories, heirloom pieces, health and wellness items.
Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said the country is blessed with many talented and determined women entrepreneurs.
“This is why we are proud to showcase their products that contribute to the country’s economic development,” Lopez said.
He urged buyers to source their needs through this online selling platform with the limited mobility caused by the pandemic.
Meanwhile, DTI’s gender and development point person and MSME development advocate Undersecretary Blesila Lantayona said they would like Filipina MSMEs to be adept in online selling and learn to partner with various well-known organizations in the e-commerce business.
DTI trade promotions group Undersecretary Abdulgani Macatoman also sought support for women entrepreneurs so they can weather the negative impact of the public health crisis.
Interested customers may visit the Gawang Pinay online trade fair by clicking https://unionbank.globallinker.com/mobile/GawangPinay.