GREEN VALLEY COLLEGE FOUNDATION INC.
Km. 2 Gensan Drive, City of Koronadal, South Cotabato
A Feasibility Study of
Establishing a Laundry Shop
In Koronadal City
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Major in Financial Management
Jessie Mae F. Dela Cruz
Hazel Kate G. Lambojo
Cheyenne M. Sevilla
A. Background of the study
Before the advent of the washing machine, apart from watercourses, laundry shop was also done in communal or public washhouses, water was channeled from a river or spring and fed into a building or outbuilding built specifically for laundry purposes and often containing two basins – one for washing and other for rinsing – through which the water was constantly flowing, as well as a stone lip inclined towards the water against which the washers could beat the clothes.
Such facilities were much more comfortable than washing in a watercourse because the launderers could work standing-up instead of on their knees, and were protected from inclement weather by walls and a roof. Also, they didn’t have to go far, as the facilities were usually at hand in the village or at the edge of town. These facilities were public and available to all families, and usually used by the entire village. The laundry job was reserved for women, who washed all their family’s laundry or the laundry of others as a paid job.
Clothes washer technologies develop as a way to reduce the manual labor spent, providing an open basin or sealed container with paddles or fingers to automatically agitate the clothing. The earliest machines were hand-operated and constructed from wood, while later machines made of metal permitted a fire to burn below the washtub, keeping the water warm throughout the day’s washing.
Koronadal city is also known as a ”MARBEL”, a third class City in Philippines and Capital town of South...
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