The municipality of Sapang Dalaga is known to be one of the sources of the food basket of Misamis Occidental. Coco farming, fruits, and vegetables growing and aquamarine products are the main source of people’s income of the municipality.

The Boundary 4P’s SKA, which is composed of 30 Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program beneficiaries, is one of the Self-Employment Assistance Kaunlaran – Association of the Department of Social Welfare and Development based in Boundary, Sapang Dalaga, Misamis Occidental.

Through the DSWD’s Sustainable Livelihood Program, which provides capability building, technical and financial assistance to individuals who are interested to improve their family economic status, the Boundary 4Ps SKA has availed the seed capital assistance for their fruit vending, a small scale business to augment additional family income as one of the income generation project.

The scheme identified by its members is fruit buying and selling. The products are bananas, lansones, durian, marang, papaya, and other fruit trees available in the area.

Aside from receiving cash grants from the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, which focuses on investing human capital by allowing families to send their children to school and to health centers for regular check-ups, the same members are now enjoying benefits through the Sustainable Livelihood Program. Apparently, their products sold are now highly demanded throughout the area which stabilized their livelihood and income.

The Sustainable Livelihood Program generates greater impact on poverty reduction, maximize the resources and enhance the local skills, knowledge, and collaborative actions between stakeholders for sustainability of outcomes.

 

Written by Ma. Prima O. Aba, Project Development Officer, and Charmaine P. Tadlas, Regional Information Officer

Source: DSWD Field Office X