CLARIN, Misamis Occidental - Good news to the 189-strong women group in Clarin town, this province, as the Department of Labor and Employment in Northern Mindanao recently gave them a total assistance of One Million Pesos (P1M) to support the group’s livelihood programs and other business undertakings.
The financial assistance of 1 Million Pesos check from Dole Northern Mindanao was given to Clarin BHW Association, for the group’s Bigasan Center Project.
Lawyer Joffrey M. Suyao, Dole 10 regional director said the Clarin group benefited from the government’s Kabuhayan Program of the department’s Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP).
The program, the government executive said, is aimed at contributing to poverty reduction and vulnerability to risks of the poor, vulnerable and marginalized workers. “This is either through transitional emergency employment and promotion of entrepreneurship and community enterprises.
Meanwhile, Leonardo G. Rodrigo, the province’s PFO (provincial field officer) said the project would be a great help to the members who all belong to small and medium businesses such as small sari-sari stores, among others.
Just recently, the local government of Clarin also distributed 450 sacks of rice to the group. All members were also given a quota for marketing and selling activities. This is in accordance with the organization’s policies and guidelines, as well as based on their approved business proposal.
“Galisod jud mi ug budget sa among sweldo, mao cge mi pangita sideline na business. Dakong kalipay nani namo nga nadungog ra jud among mga pag-ampo nga matabangan mis ahensya sa gobyerno ug natagaan mi ug livelihood assistance para makasugod mis among negosyo na bigasan para makatabang mis among bana sa pang-adlaw adlaw na gastohon sa balay,” association president Evelyn Detalla said.
Detalla also assured Dole officials that their group will make sure to do their best in marketing to sustain the project, and certainly promote Dole programs to other marginalized sectors in society.
Rodrigo, on the other hand, encouraged the beneficiaries to perform their duties and responsibilities with respect to the approved proposals because not all are lucky to be recipients of the government’s assistance program. - JCE