Members of Pigsabangan Hog Raiser SLP Association gather for a photo with their association banner. In the middle, one of their members hold their association’s certificate of accreditation issued by DSWD.

The Department of Social Welfare and Development, through the Sustainable Livelihood Program, awarded livelihood grants to 3 SLP-organized associations in Jovellar and 1 association in Rapu-Rapu, Albay yesterday, March 18, 2024.

DSWD-SLP awarded a total of Php 960,000.00 to the 4 SLP Associations for their proposed livelihood projects.

In Jovellar, Jovellar Magayon SLP Association of Brgy. Florista, consisted of 10 members, received Php 150,000.00 for their proposed Tilapia Production project. Piggery SLP Association of Brgy. San Roque and is consisted of 14 members received Php 210,000.00 for their hog raising project. For the 3rd Jovellar-based SLP Association, Mamlad Jovellar Grocery Enterprise of Brgy. Mamlad, made up of 23 members, received Php 300,000.00 for their proposed grocery store.

SLP Personnel facilitate the grant awarding ceremony for Pigsabangan Hog Raiser SLP Association.

The 3 Jovellar-based associations received their livelihood grants at the Jovellar Mayor’s Office, with Hon. Mayor Jorem L. Arcangel and LGU Jovellar personnel joining SLP and the associations in the activity.

For the SLP Association in the coastal municipality of Rapu-Rapu, Pigsabangan Hog Raiser SLP Association of Brgy. Sagrada received Php 300,000.00 for their proposed hog raising project. The association is comprised of 20 members, and during the activity they were joined by Rapu-Rapu MSWDO head Ms. Theresa Diamante and Brgy. Sagrada LGU representative Ms. Rosalie Balubar to express their support.

The awarding of livelihood grants to SLP-organized associations is the next step in their participation in the program, after undergoing social preparation activities such as program orientation, capacity-building activities such as entrepreneurship trainings, SLP Association formation, project proposal preparation and submission, and association bank account opening.

The 4 SLP Associations, now that they have received their livelihood grants, will now proceed with depositing the livelihood grants to their association bank accounts and begin with canvassing for the construction of the needed facilities for their livelihood projects such as pig pens and fishponds.