Bukidnon female entrepreneur in top 5 of Dutch online biz plan competition

Here’s a piece of good news! An entrepreneur from Bukidnon – a FEMALE at that! Woot woot! Women empowerment FTW! – is one of the finalists in the online business plan competition called Business in Development or BiD.

Nathalie Arsonillo from Quezon, Bukidnon is one of the top 5 in the BiD Challenge international marketplace. She is set to be awarded in the Netherlands in the next few weeks.

The BiD Challenge aims to honor women entrepreneurs who have made a difference in combining profit and helping reduce poverty in the world’s developing nations.


And get this — Arsonillo is the ONLY ASIAN in the said competition! How cool is that?

The lady businesswoman from the Municipality of Quezon, Bukidnon will compete with two entries from Peru representing Latin America, and two other entries from Uganda representing Africa, plus a special runner-up entry from Afghanistan.

Read more about this remarkable woman below:

According to reports, Arsonillo’s entry is a transportable farming mechanism called a Mobile Cassava Processing Unit. Arsonillo represents the Sustainable Growth for Rural Venture Inc. (Sugruvi). SUGRUVI processes dry cassava chips, turns them into granules and then delivers the resulting products to San Miguel Foods, Inc. San Miguel then uses the cassava chips granules as animal feeds.

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