Kabuhayan National Livelihood and Travel Expo 2016 is on!

Thursday, November 10, 2016


The Congressional Spouses Foundation Incorporated kicks off the last quarter of this year with the launch of the Kabuhayan National Livelihood and Travel Expo 2016 on November 10-13 at the Megatrade Hall 1 of SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City.

The annual trade fair which started 15 years ago has become a part of the CSFI’s tradition where local products of every region, like fabrics, delicacies, household products and even travel destinations are featured all in one spot!


Designed specifically to assist and boost the capability of the entrepreneurs, it aims to carve a steady market as well as provide additional skills training through seminars and speeches by resource persons who are known experts in business and production.

“Sustainable Livelihood” becomes a reality and placed within reach for the farmers, micro small and medium entrepreneurs who are mostly women, from the different regions of the country.

This year’s Kabuhayan Expo is made more significant because the CSFI collegiately decided to adopt a sector of society that is often, if not totally marginalized – the spouses and families of inmates at the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology.

To date, there are more than 120,000 inmates under the jurisdiction of the BJMP, which leaves their families without income. Kabuhayan Expo 2016 will also provide specific and customized Entrepreneurship and Livelihood training for the spouses of inmates who would like to have an income while at home.

“Introduction to farm schools and farm tourism is also one of the unique features of this year’s trade fair. We are so excited and hopeful that this event will make a difference in some lives,” said Mrs. Emelita Apostol-Alvarez, President and Chairperson of the CSFI.

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