mothers become entrepreneurs
QUEZON CITY, Oct. 10 -- Assisted by the Department of Social Welfare and
Development (DSWD) through its Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP), 60
Pantawid Pamilya mothers in Negros Oriental have been provided skills
training and seed capital of P600,000 to start their chosen enterprise.
Calling their group Sustainable Livelihood (SL) Vallehermoso, the newbie
entrepreneurs are now the supplier of the meat requirements for the
Supplementary Feeding Program (SFP) of day care centers in the town of
DSWD Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman said that providing livelihood
assistance to Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries through the SLP would enable
them to establish a source of income to complement their cash grants from
These mothers are among the 681,030 Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries
nationwide who have been provided by DSWD with skills training and capital
assistance from January 2011 to July 2015.
Pantawid Pamilya is a human development program which invests in the health
and education of poor families, primarily those with children aged 0-18. It
provides monthly cash grants to beneficiaries who comply with the conditions
of sending their children to school, bringing them to health centers for
checkups, and attending the monthly Family Development Sessions (FDS).
Last month, the World Bank said the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino program is
one of the best-targeted social safety net programs in the world. (DSWD)