Agusan del Norte – Through the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) of the Department of Social and Welfare Development (DSWD), the members of Pantawid Pamilya Fisherfolks SLP Association and Crossing Orange SKA of Brgy. San Roque,Kitcharao are now paddling towards sustainable livelihood.
The group was provided with starter kits intended for their Fresh Water Bangus and Tilapia Production.
Through its partner Marginal Fisherfolks Association (MAFIA), the members were provided with a free six (6)-day leadership and skills training on Bangus/Tilapia Production. The activity equipped them on production, feeding and fish cage making.
“Dako among pasalamat ani nga proyekto nga maoy mahimong susi sa tarong na panginabuhi (We are very grateful for this project that serves as key for a better living),” says Johnny Piodena, president of Crossing Orange SKA.
“Among paningkamutan na palambuon ni na proyekto (We will try our best to develop this project),” he adds.
The group is willing to start and engage business on fish processing to expand their business operations, thus, creating more income.
SLP is one of the anti-poverty programs implemented by DSWD. It is a community-based capacity-building program that seeks to improve the socio-economic status of its participants. It has two (2) tracks namely Microenterprise Development and Employment Facilitation.###(MARY CARMELLE C. JUMAWAN/SOCIAL MARKETING UNIT/DSWD FIELD OFFICE Caraga)