DSWD-SLP supports dried fish producers in San Fabian, Pangasinan

Most of the barangay folks of Nibaliw Navarte in San Fabian, Pangasinan rely on fishing and dried fish (daing) production as their viable livelihood. However, due to limited financial capital, the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program beneficiaries are engaged in debt cycle from loan sharks. To address this issue, 21 Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries were organized as continue reading : DSWD-SLP supports dried fish producers in San Fabian, Pangasinan

LGU Bayambang wins the GAPAS Award

The Local Government of Bayambang, Pangasinan bested other 17 entries for the 2019 Gawad Paglingkod sa Sambayanan (GAPAS) Award for Best Local Government Unit (LGU) implementing Outstanding Micro-enterprise Model of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). The award acknowledges and commends the efforts of the LGU that have continuously supported the Sustainable Livelihood continue reading : LGU Bayambang wins the GAPAS Award

DSWD partners with SM Foundation to produce skilled farmers in Pangasinan

Since 2015, SM Foundation, Incorporated in partnership with the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office 1, Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office 1, Harbest Agribusiness Corporation and some Local Government Units in Region 1 has been providing technical assistance among farmers through its Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan (KSK) Farmer’s Training Program. This  initiative aims continue reading : DSWD partners with SM Foundation to produce skilled farmers in Pangasinan

PhilRice’s Lakbay Palay 2018 introduces new farming techniques to SLP participants

As part of the sealed partnership between the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office 1 (DSWD FO 1) and Philippine Rice Research Institute Batac (PhilRice Batac), 985 farmers gathered together through the Lakbay Palay 2018 held on 8-9 November 2018 at PhilRice NTA Station, Batac City, Ilocos Norte. The farmers who are from continue reading : PhilRice’s Lakbay Palay 2018 introduces new farming techniques to SLP participants

Living a better quality of life with DSWD-SLP

From a Barangay Sanitary Inspector receiving a PhP500.00 monthly honorarium, Romela de Vera is now earning an additional PhP2,000.00 to PhP3,000.00 monthly  from her sari-sari store through the provision of PhP10,000.00 start-up capital from the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office 1. Romela was among the 113 continue reading : Living a better quality of life with DSWD-SLP

Former bangus deboner in Dagupan City now a business proprietor through DSWD-SLP

From a bangus production worker to owning her own Daing na Bangus business, Emelyn Jimenez is grateful of the assistance given to her by the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office I (DSWD FO 1). Emelyn from Dagupan City was one of the identified SLP participants in continue reading : Former bangus deboner in Dagupan City now a business proprietor through DSWD-SLP

From retailer to reseller: A popcorn business out of curiosity

As cheap as PhP5.00 per pack, Betty Cruz’ popcorn business now supplies canteens and sari-sari stores in the different towns of Ilocos Sur and Abra. With no formal training and background on the business, Betty used to sell snacks in an elementary school near their home and worked as a seasonal farm tenant in Narvacan, continue reading : From retailer to reseller: A popcorn business out of curiosity

Former on-call laborer now heads a hotel security service through DSWD-SLP

“Maysa nak dati a karpintero ngem saan a regular iti trabahok. Dakkel ti pagyamanan ti pamilyak ta nakastrekak a Security Guard iti maysa a first-class hotel babaen iti DSWD-SLP (I used to work as an on-call laborer. My family is grateful that I am now working in a first-class hotel as a security guard through continue reading : Former on-call laborer now heads a hotel security service through DSWD-SLP