Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Inc. (PCPPI)—the exclusive manufacturer of PepsiCo beverages in the Philippines—recently created a livelihood program for overseas Filipino workers who lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dubbed Pepsikap (Kabuhayan Para sa Balikbayan), the program aims to bring job opportunities closer to displaced OFWs and their families by giving them a chance to become community distributors or wholesalers.
For as low as P15,000 minimum capital, OFWs or their families can already have a Pepsikap starter kit package consisting of products, resources, training sessions, and financial assistance.
PCPPI also has a dedicated representative who will train and help OFW applicants on account development and management to make their business sustainable.
The company is also collaborating with the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration to include Pepsikap in their livelihood offering to returning OFWs.
“We recognize our OFWs as modern-day heroes. They remain as among the strongest pillars of our economy. As a significant part of nation-building, PCPPI believes that it is right to pay it forward and help them and their families pivot and restart in this very difficult time through our Pepsikap program,” said Frederick Ong, PCPPI President and CEO.
Interested OFWs, their families, and other potential distribution partners may directly link up with PCPPI to become part of the program via the e-commerce site pepsiproducts.ph. Applicants may also call the company at 02888PEPSI (0288873334) or send an email to [email protected]
PCPPI is the manufacturer of well-known beverage brands such as Pepsi-Cola, Mountain Dew, 7-Up, Mirinda, Mug, Gatorade, Tropicana, Lipton, Sting, and Premier. Across the country, it supports approximately 3,500 jobs through its extensive distribution network and operates 12 manufacturing plants that serve over 700,000 outlets.