CARIGARA, Leyte- At least 25 individuals from this town received egg machines from the Pilmico Foods Corporation. The machines are expected to provide additional income to the beneficiaries after they lost their livelihood after the onslaught of supertyphoon Yolanda. The distribution of the egg machines of the Pilmico is under it “Mahalin Pagkaing Atin,” which aims to encourage more farmers to engage in homegrown food and a sustainable livelihood. The distribution of the egg machines to the 25 beneficiaries was held last October 21. Engaging in this business, the egg machine enables the individual with little skill or zero knowledge of egg farming into an efficient producer of table eggs. This will also provide consumers with fresh eggs, serves as backyard integration of the present business, provides livelihood to out of town entrepreneurs and many others. According to Dr. Brian Taala, owner of Taala Farm in Bacolod, through proper care and management of this business, profit will surely come in. Within 16 months, the Pilmico will monitor all the 25 beneficiaries and will conduct assistant trainings on how to manage their egg machines, as well as other skills and technical training needed to do well in their business. Katrina Bayog, Pilmico community relation service unit lead, said that Pilmico is not limiting this program in Palo and Carigara but across different areas in Leyte like the cities of Ormoc and Baybay. (MYLA ANN JOMADIAO (LNU Intern)