SAN JOSE, OCCIDENTAL MINDORO – On 18 November 2022, DOLE Occidental Mindoro Field Office awarded various livelihood starter kits to 12 individual beneficiaries amounting to a total of Php320,000.00 under the DOLE Kabuhayan Program.
The beneficiaries who were self-employed with insufficient income, parents/guardians of child laborers, low-waged, seasonal, and displaced workers will now be able to venture on their chosen starter kit projects like aircon repair, laundry shop, tailoring, welding shop, and food business, among others as DOLE provided them the necessary raw materials and jigs to make their undertakings possible.
DOLE OccMin Field Office Head Mr. Peter James D. Cortazar congratulated the beneficiaries and encouraged them to sustain these livelihood undertakings and maximize them. In his message, he said, “the provision of livelihood assistance to disadvantaged workers is one of the department’s thrusts in providing gainful employment among communities, and that livelihood projects are viable sources of income that are meant to augment the lives of the families of workers in the informal sector.”
“Maraming salamat po sa DOLE sa pagbibigay sa akin ng malaking oportunidad na magkaroon ng mas maayos na pagkakakitaan, malaking tulong po ito para mas lalong maipagpatuloy ang pag-aaral ng aking anak at para hindi narin siya mapilitan magtrabaho sa musmos na edad”, (“I am very thankful to DOLE for allowing me to have a better income. It is also an assurance for my son that he can continue his studies and is no longer required to work at a young age.)”, said nanay Vilma, one of the beneficiaries.
DILP seeks to contribute to poverty reduction and reduce the vulnerability to risks of the working poor, vulnerable and marginalized workers either through emergency employment, and promotion of entrepreneurship and community enterprises.
(𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘱𝘩𝘰𝘵𝘰𝘴 𝘴𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦 𝘶𝘱𝘭𝘰𝘢𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘴𝘰𝘰𝘯, 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘱𝘩𝘰𝘵𝘰𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘴𝘦𝘤𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘰𝘯𝘴)