An Out of School Youth Shapes Her Own Livelihood

Rofa Mae Halina, an Out of School Youth from Barangay Tagdu, Mambajao, Camiguin, now owns here very own Homemade Longganisa business after completing a technical course on Food Processing, offered by 1 AND ALL Technical School through the support of the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s Sustainable Livelihood Program.

Being the eldest child, Rofa Mae has to sacrifice her studies for her two younger siblings and work harder in order to support their family, after her father became sickly and weak.

Dagku gyud ang akong pasalamat sa DSWD ug sa 1 AND ALL Technical School tungod kay usa ko sa mga natagaan ani nga training, labi na gyud kay gitagaan pa ko og gamit pangakabuhayan human sa among graduation (I am really thankful to DSWD and 1 AND ALL Technical School for the opportunity they have given me as one of the recipient of this training apart from the start-up kit they have provided us after graduation)”, says Rofa Mae. “Maningkamot gyud ko nga mapalambo ning akong gamay nga negosyo alangalang sa akong pamilya (I will do my best to improve my business for the benefit of my family)”, she avows.

Written by Jamile M. Taha, DSWD Northern Mindanao

Originally Posted last 26 May 2016

NHA, DSWD partner for sustainable livelihood communities

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The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the National Housing Authority (NHA) strengthened their partnership and signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to support the implementation of the Cash for Building Livelihood Assets (CBLA) Project.

The MOA for the CBLA Project, signed on April 7 by DSWD Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman and NHA General Manager Chito Cruz, aims to give opportunities for qualified housing beneficiaries in selected resettlement sites to avail of short-term employment to augment their daily income and to be able to update their housing amortization arrearages.

The MOA signing ceremony was witnessed by 3rd District of Negros Occidental Congressman Alfredo “Albee” B. Benitez, Chairman of the Committee on Housing and Urban Development, who pushed for the implementation of this pilot project. Continue reading

DSWD-7 Pours More than 3M Aid to Fisher folks in Northern Cebu

BFAR-7 Regional Director Andres M. Bojos (second from left) accept the check from DSWD-7 Sustainable Livelihood Program Focal Head Jennifer Quimno (third from left). Also present during the Ceremonial Turn-Over of Check are Department of Agriculture-7 Regional Director Angel Enriquez (second from right), Cebu Provincial Fisher folk Director Gil Entoma (rightmost), Regional Fisher folk Director Expedita Acibo (leftmost), DSWD-SLP Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Gilbert Carredo (Center) and DSWD-SLP External Relations Officer Lovelyn Garcia (third from right).

BFAR-7 Regional Director Andres M. Bojos (second from left) accept the check from DSWD-7 Sustainable Livelihood Program Focal Head Jennifer Quimno (third from left). Also present during the Ceremonial Turn-Over of Check are Department of Agriculture-7 Regional Director Angel Enriquez (second from right), Cebu Provincial Fisher folk Director Gil Entoma (rightmost), Regional Fisher folk Director Expedita Acibo (leftmost), DSWD-SLP Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Gilbert Carredo (Center) and DSWD-SLP External Relations Officer Lovelyn Garcia (third from right).

As the fisher folks in Northern Cebu are trying to get their life back after Super Typhoon Yolanda hit the area, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Department of Agriculture (DA) through the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in Central Visayas help fisher folks regain their self-worth and dignity to live a normal life after the devastation.

Recently, BFAR launched a project called “AHON” that aims to carry out the rehabilitation and reconstruction of boats destroyed by Yolanda and provision of fishing gears to fisher folks.

BFAR-7 Regional Director Andres Bojos commended the project’s initiatives in enhancing the synergy and collaboration of different national government agencies and other stakeholders in helping people uplift from poverty.

“Most of the affected families are into fishing and we need to help them rebuild their means of livelihood,” DSWD-7 Regional Director Mercedita Jabagat said.

“Through our Sustainable Livelihood Program or SLP and in partnership with BFAR, we will help them in the repair of their bancas or boats,” Jabagat added.

In this partnership, BFAR will construct 2,000 units of boats which will replace the totally damaged or beyond repair boats. The total cost for these units is Php 6,440,000.00.

DSWD for its part will give Php 3,220,000.00 as counterpart to the project. The repair works shall be done by the owners and they will be paid through the Cash for Building Livelihood Assets (CBLA) of DSWD at a cost of Php 322.00 per day for 5 days.