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A noteworthy livelihood activity for housewives at Barangay Bagong Pook in Lipa Batangas, is the Yard and Garden project of the Nestlé Lipa Factory, which involves cut flower product on and organic vegetable farming in a plot of land within the premises of the factory. Here, the ladies grow vegetables and ornamental plants. With the Factory giving financial assistance, planting materials, and relevant training, the Yard and Garden members take full charge of the operation of the garden and sell all their produce to the factory canteen and employees.

They also rent out the ornamental plants to the Factory. They use the earnings to pay for their operational expenses, including remuneration of those involved in the project.

 

A portion of the Nestlé Pulilan Factory premises is also home to the Farmville program, through which local housewives were trained, supplied with material and seed capital to grow cut flowers vegetables. The produce is sold in the Factory canteen and to employees and at times, even to village residents - offering both economic and health benefits for the community. Inspired by the success of the Yard and Garden project of the Nestlé Factory, the Farmville Program is run by 13 women tending to the garden in Pulilan.

By working together with the women in the community, Nestlé is able to give life to its purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future.