200  women get support to strenghten  livelihood

  • March 20, 2017

KORONADAL CITY,  South Cotabato,  Mar. 20 (PIA) --  More than  200  women in Tampakan town in South Cotabato and  General Santos  City recently received  support from the Department of Labor and Employment  intended to  beef up their  income-generating  capacity.

 

According to  a report  from  DOLE 12,  some 162  women  dressmakers in  from 26 barangays of General Santos  City  received sewing machines  as  livelihood support under the  DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP) Bottom-up Budgeting (BUB)

 

DOLE 12 OIC Regional Director  Albert  Gutib  said the livelihood  project costs  P1.057 M  and were  handed out the  beneficiaries  after they completed a technical vocational course in dressmaking.

 

“We hope to see every beneficiary to make quality dresses, bags and rugs after we have provided the necessary equipment. Please make use of it and generate more income for your families,” OIC- Regional Director Gutib said.

 

Addressing the beneficiaries, General Santos City PESO Manager Alex Banguiran  encouraged beneficiaries to sustain their self-employment by learning more techniques in dress, bag and rug making.

 

“You need to be more creative in making your products for you to stand out among the rest  so that you can move forward and succeed,” Banguiran said.

 

To Helen Matematico, a mother of  5  children, a resident  of  a resident of Barangay Buayan and one of the recipients of the sewing  machines,  the help is an opportunity to  improve their lives.

 

"I am thankful to DOLE and the city government  for this opportunity to earn  more for  our family. Thank  you so much,"  Matematico said.

 

Meanwhile,  50 women in Tampakan town  in  South Cotabato also  received  livelihood assistance through DOLE's  BuB program.

 

These women, Gutib said, are members of the Lampitak Women’s Association and Tampakan  Beauty Care Services Association  who received starter kits to  begin  small businesses in beauty care, carenderia and rice cake  making.

 

“We urge you to use the livelihood assistance to your advantage and make your dreams come true. Please save your money for the future of your children,” DOLE 12 Assistant Regional Director Abellana told  the  beneficiaries.

 

Both aids  were  handed out to the beneficiaries  in time  with the  celebration of March  as  Women's  Month. (DEDoguiles-PIA 12 with report from DOLE 12)  

 


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