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DSWD gives 78 ‘pedicabs’ to Libmanan Padyak Operators and Drivers Association

LIBMANAN, Camarines Sur --- Some 78 units of pedicab were given to members of the Libmanan Padyak Operators and Drivers (LPOD) by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)-Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) in partnership with the local government unit (LGU) of Libmanan, Camarines Sur on Tuesday, July 7.

The turn-over ceremony was attended by DSWD provincial coordinator Jaime Saballegue, project development officer Rosemarie J. Violeta, Mayor Bernard P. Brioso, and members of the LPOD.

The SLP aims to provide sustainable livelihood to all members of the association in barangay Poblacion amidst the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

The 78 units of ‘padyak’ amounting to P780,000 was funded through the Microenterprise Development Track-Seed Capital Fund modality (MDT-SCF) of SLP, under the 2017 General Appropriations Act (GAA).

The MDT focuses on starting, expanding or rehabilitating micro-enterprises, activities.

This track includes entrepreneurship, technical - vocational and soft skills training.

Edna Ferrer, LPOD president, and her members expressed their gratitude to the DSWD during the simple turnover ceremony.

“I thanked DSWD for this opportunity, I am extremely happy that the association already received the 78 units ‘pedicab’ that will help and support our family,” she said.

SLP is a community-based capacity building program that aims to improve the socioeconomic condition of the beneficiaries. It facilitates interventions that expand the existing livelihood assets human, social, physical, natural, and financial capital of the beneficiaries so they may either have gainful employment or establish their chosen micro-enterprise.

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