Last July 17, members of the Malungon Persons with Disability Consumers Cooperative held a focus group discussion led by Ildefonso Gangaran, President of the said cooperative, and Iris Gonzales of the Malungon Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office, to give updates about their cooperative activities and future plans.
The group is exploring alternatives to their rice retail and merchandising as they cannot resume operations due to logistics constraints brought about by COVID-19. The group however, remains optimistic of their cooperative despite the current situation and is thinking of opening a mobile store instead.
Adverse economic impact on persons with disabilities are magnified during the COVID-19 crisis. Our Leonard Cheshire Disability Philippines Foundation Inc. General Santos City Team continues to extend their support to our partner organizations in helping them navigate through this new normal.