BONTOC, Mountain Province –The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) joined the Agro-Industrial Trade Fair, one of the highlights of the annual celebration of Lang-ay Festival that highlighted local various produce of the different municipalities of Mountain Province to capture the attention of local costumers and visitors.
The SLP displayed products of four Sustainable Livelihood Program Associations (SLPA) from April 1-7, 2019.
The SLPA’s include the Bila Kindipan’s peanut brittle, ligua and cookies; Otucan Norte Ladies Organization’s farmer hats, cloth slippers, eco bags and pot holder; Pattiking Womens Organization’s chili paste, peanut glaze, ginger turmeric tea, and ginger polvoron; and Solo Print’s personalized shirts, tumbler and mugs.
DSWD-CAR Regional Director Janet P. Armas said “The trade fair is a good opportunity to help our program participants wider their linkage and market where they can promote and sell their agricultural and trade products.”
“We want to promote the SLP associations and their products during immense events like the Lang-ay Festival to further develop products and expand at the same time, and build network with other agencies for micro-enterprise assistance or development,” Director Armas added.
The DSWD-SLP continuously provides its program participants capability building sessions such as product development, entrepreneurial seminars, and skills trainings in coordination with other National Government Agencies (NGA) and private organizations partners.
The SLP is a capability-building program for poor, vulnerable and marginalized households and communities to improve their socio-economic conditions through accessing and acquiring necessary assets to engage in and maintain thriving livelihoods. This is done through micro-enterprise development focusing on starting, expanding or rehabilitating micro-enterprises and skills training. #DSWD-CAR, Social Marketing Unit, Babble Mae Gorio