Mirasol Morales is a graduate in Culinary Arts. After
graduation she started working as production head of Vavaveggie Inc. Soon
however, she decided to put her entrepreneurial skills in good use and start
her own business called Lais Vegetables Products.
Mirasol, also known as Lai manages the
operation of the business while her spouse helps her in purchasing and
accounting matters. The business started as trader, but eventually evolved into
manufacturing where they process and pack vegetables and deliver it to
different restaurant chains locally. The key product they make is the sanitized
Ms. Lai employs 17 workers of which most have at
least a high school diploma. All receive weekly pay with social security and
healthcare benefits. She also helps the community by maintaining a feeding
program for the kids of Pasig City, which just started this year.
Lai and her spouse wanted to employ more out of
school youth to sustain the community and offer fair chances of employment. Lendahand
is supporting Lai together with local partner NPFC in acquiring additional raw
materials to boost the production. The loans maturity is 18 months.