The passion in
cooking and baking drives Maria Olivia Orencia to continue her familys secret
recipe in making local delicacies like Uraro, Broas, Banana Cake, and many more
... Olivias most famous product is
Uraro which describes as mildly sweet, shaped into flowers and wrapped in thin
paper called papel de hapon(Japanese
paper). She is still using the old
method by using pugon (fireplace)
in baking that makes her product stay fresh and taste good. Olivia resides in Liliw which is often
visited because of the shoe products, being unique among other natives in the
municipality she sells Uraro and other products in the small pasalubong
center. She also deliver goodies within
her neighborhood and provinces to promote Filipino delicacies to local and
She is being assisted
by her youngest daughter and husband together with their six helper in baking,
selling, labeling, and packaging.
Helpers are provided with meal and allowance aside from take home pay.
Uraro & Food Products was founded in 1974 by Olivia and family from Liliw,
Loan proceeds will
be used to purchase ingredients to make more Uraro to serve all customers and
pasalubong centers. She will be assisted
both by LendAHand and local partner NPFC.