Cagayan de Oro -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development through its Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) endures its work to elevate the socio-economic condition of 277,510 Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries of the region. This year the program shall provide assistance to 24,405 beneficiaries through micro-enterprise development and employment facilitation.
Micro-enterprise development is a capability building approach the focuses on community development, skills enhancement and network building by providing capital assistance and opportunities to manage and sustain micro-enterprises.
While the employment facilitation provides assistance to unemployed poor families through skills profiling, job matching, occupational guidance and counselling and job referrals to partner agencies.
The beneficiaries of the said livelihood assistance are those under the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, which provides grants for the poorest households especially for their children’s health and education.
The households will receive a maximum P1,400 for their children’s health and education, provided that they comply with the program’s conditions such as attendance to Family Development Sessions, regular attendance in school and regular health center visits. Written by Jamila M. Taha, DSWD