The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office 7-Central Visayas Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) continues to bolster the livelihoods of its beneficiaries. The agency organized several events, giving opportunities to the beneficiaries to display their products.

SLP Program participants smile as they welcome every customer approaching their selling area.

In April 2024, DSWD 7 showcased the products of the beneficiaries in the different activities it organized.

SLP Memorandum of Agreement

Some 16 government agencies and four (4) private agencies gathered at Robinsons Galleria Cebu atrium to forge their commitments to support the SLP program implementation in Central Visayas through a Memorandum of Agreement.

The DSWD 7 and partner agencies aim to mold the participants into successful entrepreneurs who can overcome challenges, especially in their businesses.

During the April 8 MOA signing and April 9, the beneficiaries, all members of SLP Associations, displayed their products at the Robinsons Galleria Cebu Atrium where mall-goers and the public purchased local products from different parts of the region, such as rattan furniture and fixtures, pandan bags, baskets, rags, hand-paintings, signature oils from Siquijor, homemade soap, fruits, and delicacies sold at reasonable prices. In just two days, they earned a total of Php 109,130.00.

KALAHI-CIDSS SUMMIT

The DSWD 7 hosted the TINDIG: 2024 KALAHI-CIDSS National Summit, attended by over 1,100 participants from all over the Philippines. During the summit, the SLP beneficiaries, or the so-called program participants, showcased local delicacies and attracted participants from other regions to buy and try Cebu province delicacies such as masi, chicharon, ampao, dried pusit, danggit, and many more. Their sales in the 4-day event reached Php 74,230.00.

KADIWA ng PANGULO Para sa Manggagawa

The Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) takes part in the Kadiwa ng Pangulo event every 15th and 30th of the month, held simultaneously in all four provinces in Central Visayas. The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Department of Agriculture (DA) lead the activity, offer program beneficiaries a platform to sell their products and expand their network of business connections.

During the Kadiwa Ng Pangulo event held at MEPZ in Lapu-Lapu City from April 22-25, the six SLP Program participants recorded a total sale of Php 85,433.00.

In April, the SLP Program Participants reach a total sales of Php 268,793.00. These sales have significantly contributed to the participants’ economic growth, reflecting the program’s success in achieving its objective of improving the socio-economic status of the participants. ###

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