DSWD in­forms pub­lic anew on liveli­hood pro­gram

Cebu Daily News - - COMMUNITY - /PR

IN re­cent weeks, the Depart­ment of So­cial Wel­fare andDevel­op­mentinCen­tral Visayas (DSWD-7) has re­ceived nu­mer­ous in­quiries from the pub­lic about the liveli­hood as­sis­tance.

It is for this rea­son that the DSWD-7 wishes to in­form again the pub­lic on the mat­ter.

DSWD Re­gional Di­rec­tor Ma. Eve­lyn Ma­capo­bre ex­plained that DSWD’s Sus­tain­able Liveli­hood Pro­gram (SLP) has been a reg­u­lar pro­gram of the depart­ment.

The SLP aims to en­hance the ca­pa­bil­i­ties of poor Filipino house­holds and in­di­vid­u­als by strength­en­ing their skills, com­pe­ten­cies, abil­i­ties and re­sources in ac­cess­ing in­come-gen­er­at­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties to help im­prove their so­cioe­co­nomic well-be­ing.

“Aside from the Pantawid ben­e­fi­cia­ries, SLP also caters to poor house­holds in­cluded in the Lis­ta­hanan or the Na­tional House­hold Tar­get­ing Sys­tem for Poverty Re­duc­tion (NHTS-PR), a DSWD in­for­ma­tion man­age­ment sys­tem that iden­ti­fies who and where the poor are in the coun­try,” said Ma­capo­bre.

Those who are poor but not Pantawid ben­e­fi­cia­ries and not in­cluded in the Lis­ta­hanan who would want to avail of the as­sis­tance, must have a barangay cer­tifi­cate of in­di­gency.

The SLP shall fa­cil­i­tate in­ter­ven­tions through two tracks: 1) mi­cro-en­ter­prise de­vel­op­ment (MD) and 2) em­ploy­ment fa­cil­i­ta­tion.

Un­der the mi­cro-en­ter­prise de­vel­op­ment, ben­e­fi­cia­ries are given skills on managing small busi­ness. The qual­i­fied ones are granted no col­lat­eral and in­ter­est-free loans if they have the skills for small busi­ness.

In em­ploy­ment fa­cil­i­ta­tion pro­gram, the ben­e­fi­cia­ries are given train­ing through part­ner gov­ern­ment agen­cies and pri­vate or­ga­ni­za­tions.

With this fa­cil­ity, ben­e­fi­cia­ries are given jobs based on their skills.

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