Last 2014 MBC partnered with Pinag-isang Lakas ng mga Tribo ng Mangyan to help the Mangyan tribes in managing their businesses and teach them how to survive even with the lowlander competitors usually called the “Tagalogs”
Erwin was one of the first batch of Mangyan participants who undergone the Start Your Business training. He originally planned for a Banana transport business and was approved. Unfortunately, last year typhoon Nona badly hit Mindoro and caused damage to the banana trees, thus hampering the set-up of his business. Currently, while waiting for the bananas to recover, he put up a commodity store where he is selling different household needs.
Erwin is presently a volunteer trainer too, going to other Mangyan tribes to teach them what he learned from the Start Your Business training of MBC.