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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 Cotabato and Regional center of Region Xll, the word Koronadal has been derived from two B’laan words-“Koron or Kolon” meaning cogon grass and “Nadal or Datal” which means the place to the natives. The other name of Marbel is a B’laan term “MARB-EL” means “MURKY WATER” referring to a river and now called Marbel River.
B. Rationale of the study
A laundry shop is intended for the residents of Koronadal City and it’s nearby Municipalities. It significantly act as a helper for the people who does not have enough time to do the laundry, it’s basically to help the residents lessen their work loud and ensure that their clothes are clean. In that case, a laundry shop is the answer to the need for clean clothes in less time, less cost and less effort.
C. Objectives of the study
The study aims to determine the feasibility of establishing a laundry shop in Koronadal City. Specifically it such to understand the following question.
1. Describe the profile of laundry shop business in Koronadal City.
2. Discuss the feasibility of the purposed study of the following aspects:
b. Operational or technical
3. Present the findings of the purposed study of the following aspects:
b. Operational or technical
D. Scope of the study
This study focuses only on laundry.
E. Significance of the study
This study aims to provide information data of establishing laundry shop in Koronadal City. What ware the essential aspect involve in this business to make this business profitable, give satisfaction for the customers and help the economy of the nation.
F. Definition of terms
-is the washing of clothing and linens.
-the material that is being washed, or has been laundered.
-a place where clothes are washed and iron
-is a machine to wash laundry, such as clothing & sheets.
Review Related Literature
This study will present based on the procedure of the research study which starts in the research design, target population and sampling procedure, data gathering procedure and data processing analysis.
A. Research Design
In order to gather the necessary information/fact, the researchers of this study used the descriptive method to be able to know the different requirements regarding the viability and desirability in terms of organizational, operational or technical, marketing and financial aspects of the business. To gather more information and fact about this study, the researchers approached the various owners/managers of existing of the laundry shop. The study focuses within the locality of Koronadal City. The researchers conduct interviews and observation to come up to the reliable information and facts.