Good Neighbors International Philippines (GNIP) and the Tingloy Community Operations Group (TiCOG) have officially launched the Good Bakery on June 25, 2013, in Tingloy, Batangas. The bakery project under the Tingloy Community Development Project (TICDP) is just one of GNIP’s income-generating projects, implemented to give the communities an opportunity to have additional sources of income and learn new skills, eventually making them economically independent and self-sustaining.
“The bakery will be operated by TiCOG, an association composed of 35 members and registered with the Department of Labor and Employment”
The bakery will be operated by TiCOG, an association composed of 35 members and registered with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). GNIP, as TiCOGs partner, provided for the initial capital and technical support (i.e., hiring of a master baker to train a few members on bread baking) and shouldered the building rental for one year. Mr. Ann Hung Goo, the GNIP country director, pointed out two main points in his message to the association members: First, the association has to maintain an organized structure, which is important in order to define the specific tasks of each member for the day-to-day operation of the bakery. Second, the bakery is considered as a business; thus, a proper accounting system is very important, especially that the association desires business expansion in the future. (end)