For many poor families, having a small store where they can sell food or other items is a godsend. Ambulant vendors can earn enough in a single day that they would not have to worry about where their next meal would be coming from. However, having a cart where they could sell their wares is a financial investment that few can afford.
Quezon City 4th District councilor Hero Bautista hopes to help these families with the Hero Business Cart project. Under this endeavor, indigent families living in the barangays comprising the district can apply for the chance to be given a food cart on wheels which can be used to sell a variety of goods. They also come with a pan and a portable stove so that owners can sell hot food onsite.
Councilor Bautista recently gave out a total of 144 Hero Business Carts last January 20 and 21, bringing the total of carts that were donated to deserving individuals to nearly 350 units.