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THE Congressional Spouses Foundation Inc. will hold their biggest fund raising event for the year, the Kabuhayan National Livelihood Trade Fair 2015 on Oct. 15 to 18 at the Megatrade Hall 2, 5th level, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.

There are 97 booths this year showcasing the best of Philippine products, which include personal effects and accessories, health and wellness supplements, home furnishings and a delectable spread of ready to eat delicacies as well as dried and fresh produce.

The trade fair aims to provide small and medium Filipino entrepreneurs with an opportunity to display their ingenuity and widen their market reach.

Some of the merchants include Lupe Saenz, a leather shoe company from Marikina that offers custom-made ballerina flats, the Meycauayan Jewelry Industry Association with its export quality jewelry, the Villar Sipag Foundation known for promoting livelihood and entrepreneurship will showcase bags and footware made from waterlily, ELMN Enterprises from Rizal will market snakeskin bags, wallets and accessories, La Herminia Piña Weaving from Kalibo will carry barong and woven products, the I Love Quirino Caravan will feature fossilized flowers which were part of recent China expo, Gotad Ad Ifugao will sell stone crafts, wood products and banig, the Province of Nueva Vizcaya that will retail fresh vegetables, banig and woven baskets and Alavar’s Seafood Restaurant from Zamboanga City famous for their Alavar sauce.

The major sponsors for the trade fair are the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. and Metrobank Foundation. A portion of this year’s proceeds will be donated to World Vision, an international Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.

“The Christmas countdown has begun and everyone is invited to shop for cause at Kabuhayan 2015” said CSFI chairperson and Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte.

“We would like to celebrate the success of our local artisans and entrepreneurs by promoting their products and at the same time support underprivileged children through our partnership with World Vision,” Belmonte added.

CSFI is a non-stock, non-profit organization composed of 270 spouses, siblings and children of members of the House of Representatives that conducts socio-civic activities to help reduce poverty, foster education, rehabilitate abused women, promote tourism and sharing of best practices across regions.



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