What is the Sustainable Livelihood Program?

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The Sustainable Livelihood Program is a community-based capacity building program that seeks to improve the socio-economic status of program participants. It is implemented through the Community-Driven Enterprise Development (CDED) approach, which equips the program participants to actively contribute to production and labor markets by making use of available resources and accessible markets.

Participants of the program are poor households identified by the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction or the NHTS-PR, which identifies who and where the poor are. Priority is given to Pantawid Pamilya Pilipino Program partner beneficiaries.

Participants engage in social preparation and capacity building workshops; after which, they are given the option to take either a Micro-enterprise Development track or an Employment Facilitation track. From their chosen track, the program helps broaden the resource base of participants through relevant trainings and workshops, and linking them to financial institutions and other public and private institutions that will help expand their livelihood assets.

What is our goal?

The program aims to enable the participants to manage sustainable micro-enterprises or link them to locally available jobs that will enhance their access to basic social services and improve their standard of living.