On Wednesday, the Women Resource Center was inaugurated and turned over to the Mega Market of Kidapawan Multi-Purpose Cooperative, one of the beneficiaries of the project.
The WRC is now fully operational, according to Evelyn Bacena, coordinator of the Social Protection for Poor Women Market Vendors in Mindanao (SPPWMV) in Kidapawan City.
The building is equipped with storage facilities, including freezers, and lavatory equipment such as washing machines and dryers and could cater to at least 800 market vendors, mostly women, at the city's mega market.
The WRC would double as training center, drop-in center of children of women market vendors, clinic, and storage center.
The SPPWMV is a three-year project of the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction, which was implemented two years ago. (Malu Cadelina Manar/MindaNews)