The story of Mira's Turmeric Products (MTP) began three years ago when I attended training in Organic Farming at the ATI-ITCPH, which contribute a lot on my advocacy, from that time on I consider myself an organic advocate. It started with a very small capital, with a big dream. 

I started to be engaged in organic farming, in my own little way. At the beginning there are hardships since I’m not really a farmer though I wish I on but that never stop me in doing what I dream of. I always think how could I survive in farming to support my family and how could I help other farmers to generate additional income for our families. 

Time come that I have a lot of harvest of ginger but the market price was very so low. I thought of other ways and means to make my ginger reap returns, like other fruits when there’s no viable markets I always processor cook other produce, ex. Jams etc. of which I can sell them at a higher price. A great idea come into my mind that if I could also process ginger into a salabat I can get a better pay off, and so after a series of research, trial and errors , experiment, I found a way to make ginger into a salabat tea powder and then later, sell them to my friends and relatives and the feedback was encouraging. 

Since I was found way to formulate my own salabat tea powder the challenge was still on me on thinking and creating new ideas. With the same process come in the turmeric tea powder and later on my 12 in 1 herbal tea powder which are the combination of twelve herbs and ingredients. All of the products which under MTP are being manufactured without any chemical preservatives. At MTP, health will always be of at most concern. 

Currently all of my raw materials are being source out from local farmers from all around and nearby cities, Organization, Club, and Membership. 

MTP is a proud member of Sinag Kabuhayan, an organic Farmers coop in Lipa City, Batangas. 

MTP is also a member of Rural Improvement Club in Lipa under DA a coop whose own members have their own products to showcase. 

MTP is also tied up with Lipa beekeepers Coop of which I am getting my honey for my production needs. 

Started as only as a dream and a great passion for cooking , MTP is steadily growing from just processing inside the kitchen and only me as do- it- all employee to two, six –man workforce and from a simple kitchen to a bigger productions space just adjacent to my house located in the agricultural land at San Salvador , Lipa City.

 

At MTP, improvement will always have its own room as I attend seminars, trainings,and for who regularly from invitation of friends, Government agencies like DTI, and other organization which aims to help and assist SME’s, like MTP.

Ma. Almira Silva

General Manager/ Owner

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