TACLOBAN CITY– The Department of Social Welfare and Development’s (DSWD) implementation of the Pamana –Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) seeks to contribute to lasting peace by reducing poverty and improving the quality of life of the poor, said DSWD assistant regional director for operation Nestor Ramos.
The Pamana–assisted livelihood and capacity–building project is simply a development program by which community folks themselves will identify the projects and sustain its implementation.
The basic concept of the Pamana–SLP venture is an over-all peace-building program that is to be implemented in conflict – affected and conflict vulnerable areas.
This will also will provide a community cash grant of P300,000 to the duly selected people’s organization within a particular conflict-affected, vulnerable barangay for a period of three years, he said.
After a memorandum signing by some 28 barangay captains of San Jorge in Samar, the municipality is now set to lay the groundwork for the implementation of the program.
Ramos said the role of the DSWD is to provide technical assistance to implementing people’s organizations, sees that there is harmonious implementation of the program and ensure the wise use of funds, among others.
Meanwhile, DSWD is endlessly coming up with various programs that aim to lift them up from poverty.