25 displaced families get livelihood starter kits PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 08 June 2015 09:02

By SHEILA COVARRUBIAS

In line with the early recovery and rehabilitation efforts of the City Government, 25 families displaced by the 2013 siege and housed in different transitory sites are the latest recipients of livelihood starter kits through a program initiated by the Livelihood Sector.

The turnover of the starter kits on food vending and merienda production followed the livelihood orientation conducted by the City Social Welfare and Development Office- Public Employment Service Office (CSWDO-PESO) Saturday, June 6.

The 25 displaced families were the latest recipients of the livelihood program intended for IDPs. A week ago, livelihood starter kits were also turned over to 60 families. They are part of the total of 240 families targeted by the city government to benefit from the program.

Included in the starter kits were raw materials for merienda marking and cooking materials. The ceremonial turnover held at the CSWDO office in Pettit Barracks last Saturday, was led by City Social Welfare Officer Socorro Rojas with Lourdes Francisco who organized the livelihood orientation.

The program forms part of the Bottom-up-Budgeting (BUB) project, now the so-called grassroot participatory project jointly implemented by the Department of Labor and Employment and the City Government through the CSWDO and PESO.

The livelihood program is hopes to help IDPs or displaced workers recover from losses incurred during the 2013 siege as well as to help them build back better lives. — Sheila Covarrubias