The Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has served a total of 723,090 families since its implementation. SLP is a community-based capacity building program which equips participants to actively contribute to production and labor markets by looking at available resources and accessible markets.
The Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) continues to improve the socio-economic status of poor families by creating more employment and entrepreneurial opportunities.
Since its implementation from January 2011 to April 2015, SLP served a total of 723,090 families, of which 620,874 Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program beneficiaries were linked with public and private partners for either microenterprise development or employment facilitation.
For the first quarter of this year, a total of 41,376 families were already served by SLP from its 2015 total target of 378,822.
DSWD Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman said that to complement the cash grants provided by Pantawid Pamilya to the beneficiaries, DSWD also provides them with sustainable livelihood support through SLP to ensure that they will continue to improve their economic well-being.
A community-based capacity building program, SLP increases the economic opportunities of the families through the different modalities that it offers such as skills training, seed capital fund, pre-employment assistance fund, and the cash for building livelihood assets. It is implemented through the Community-Driven Enterprise Development Approach which equips program participants to actively contribute to production and labor markets by looking at available resources and accessible markets. # Source – www.dswd.gov.ph