In fulfillment of its goal to help ameliorate the socio-economic conditions of poor, vulnerable, and disadvantaged communities, the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office Caraga formally turned-over various livelihood projects to SLP associations in Tubay, Agusan del Norte on Friday, October 16.
DSWD-SLP provided livelihood projects to 361 program participants hailing from Barangay Cabayawa, Doña Rosario, Doña Telesfora, La Fraternindad, Poblacion 2, Tinigbasan, and Lawigan.
Livelihood projects that were turned over to the associations are as follows: General Merchandise Store, Rice Trading/Bigasan Center, Hog Fattening, and Computer Shop (Piso Net). The cost of the mentioned livelihood projects amounts to PHP5,466,421.31.
Through these projects, SLP hopes to provide the beneficiaries with the following: employment opportunities, new technologies to improve their livelihood, skills and capacity development, and empowerment.
OIC-Asst. Regional Director for Operations Jean Paul S. Parajes represented the Field Office during the said event. He was joined by Tubay Municipal Administrator Gilbert Lagui, Municipal Councilor for Social Services Michael Balite, and Municipal Social Welfare and Development Officer Ma. Evelita Regis.
SLP program participants and officials from different barangays were also present during the activity.
Aside from DSWD-SLP, the Local Government Unit of Tubay committed that they will also monitor the progress and operations of the SLP associations and extend technical assistance to the program participants.
The Sustainable Livelihood Program is a capacity-building program under the DSWD that aims to build capabilities, bridge opportunities, and boost inclusive growths of poor, vulnerable, and disadvantaged communities. SLP takes two tracks, namely: Micro-Enterprise Development (MD) and Employment Facilitation (EF).