DSC_0210“Aron molahutay kini, kami nagtinabangay (To sustain it, we are working together),” shares Monita Guma, president of Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) San Fernando Farm Producer’s Association.

Monita leads her group in upkeeping the Cash for Building Livelihood Assets (CBLA) project in Bgry. San Fernando, Del Carmen, Siargao Islands, Surigao del Norte. She ensures that cultivating the 1.7 hectares cassava farm will reap a good harvest. The members of the group are all Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program partner-beneficiaries who are working hand in hand to sustain and expand the project.

CBLA is one of the four (4) modalities of SLP that encourages short-term and labor-intensive projects that will open opportunities for poor families to augment their income, through the development of physical and natural assets, while they earn during project implementation.

Written by Mary Carmellw C. Jumawan, DSWD Caraga