The products of an assisted local producer of the Technology and Livelihood Development Center is now on display in Baden-Baden, Germany, Gerard Tupas, TLDC project development officer II, said yesterday.
Tupas said the bags made of pandan leaves produced by Fernando and Thelma Native Products of Calatrava, Negros Occidental are now showcased in Germany.
He said Ana Lohse, a native of Hinobaan who is married to a German national, saw the bags produced by Fernando and Thelma and brought samples to Germany.
“Lohse’s effort to introduce the products to Germany is proof that Negrenses will always help each other in promoting our local products and this is a big to our local producers,” Tupas said.
He said Lohse approached him on how the bags were made and she was amazed by their design and uniqueness and decided to bring the products to Germany.
“This is what TLDC does. We help our assisted producers market their products and bring in more investments,” Tupas also said.
Because the bags are already showcased in Germany, it means that Negrense products have quality standards that suit the international market, Tupas said.
TLDC also assists furniture makers, food processors, and gift, toys, and house ware producers and sell their products in a lay-away scheme.
Tupas also encouraged buyers to visit TLDC at Galuslao Street, in Bacolod City to see the product display of their assisted producers that are sold at affordable prices.*LTG