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329 DSWD’s MCCT support services intervention funded

The Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office VII (DSWD-7) funded a total of 329 support services intervention (SSI) through the Modified Conditional Cash Transfer (MCCT).

This is equivalent to Php 119,927.670.68 that funded the identified projects based on the submitted and approved proposals of the beneficiaries

Some of these SSI projects are hog raising, cattle raising, communal garden and general merchandise.

A MCCT partner-beneficiary together with their harvests in Brgy. Taytay, Duero, Bohol.

These projects benefit a total of 12,559 MCCT partner-beneficiaries which are composed of three categories: home street families in Cebu City, Mandaue City and Lapu-Lapu City; indigenous peoples in geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas (GIDA) and the families in need of special protection (FNSP) who were affected by Super Typhoon Yolanda and the 2013 Bohol earthquake.

One of the MCCT partner-beneficiaries is Roselyn Sedillo, 35 years old, from Brgy. Amio, Santa Catalina, Negros Oriental and a Tribung Bukidnon.

Nalipay ko nga naapil aning MCCT kay nakatabang kini sa pagpa-eskwela sa duha nako nga mga anak labi na nga ang akong bana magbunotay og lubi (I am happy to be part of MCCT because it helps in the education of our two children especially that my husband is just engaged in coconut husking),” said Roselyn in dialect.

Roselyn actively attends the monthly Family Development Session (FDS) and serves as one of the parent leaders in the barangay because of her leadership capabilities to lead other MCCT partner-beneficiaries.

Later, she became the President of their association and manages their general merchandise store.

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) provided a free entrepreneurship training that helped them effectively manage their store.

According to Roselyn, she meticulously practices the tips that DOLE taught her and the rest of the members who operate their own personal store aside from the association store they have. Some of the tips she got were on how to arrange the items in the display store and how to entertain the customers.

Members of Tribung Bukidnon in Brgy. Amio, Santa Catalina, Negros Oriental listen to the entrepreneurship training conducted by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

Another group of MCCT partner-beneficiaries are the Taytay Eskaya Tribe Farmers Association (TAYETFA) of Brgy. Taytay, Duero, Bohol who established their own communal garden.

With the help from the Department of Agriculture (DA) and a Non-Government Organization (NGO) called KOPIA or Korea Program on International Agriculture, the association was able to successfully harvest vegetables like lettuce, chinese pechay, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli and carrots last September 25, 2018.

The MCCT covers poor families who were not included in the regular Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps). It provides assistance to homeless street families, families in need of special protection and indigenous families, which are not limited to education and health grants, but also includes safe and responsive housing assistance with access to SSI for the improvement of their living conditions. ###

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