DSWD provides P1.5-M livelihood aid to poor families in Iloilo

Published March 27, 2021, 3:39 PM

by Charissa Luci-Atienza 

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has provided P1.5-million Livelihood Assistance Grant (LAG) to a total of 300 poor families in Alimodian, Iloilo.


The DSWD Field Office VI (Western Visayas) announced this in a Facebook post. 

“A total of 300 beneficiaries in Alimodian, Iloilo received Livelihood Assistance Grant (LAG) funded by DSWD through its Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP), in partnership with the local government unit,” the post read. 

“Among the recipients of the grant are drivers, market vendors, small enterprise owners, and farmers of the town,” it said.

The DSWD FO VI noted that LAG is one of the recovery and rehabilitation programs of the government to serve families whose livelihood were affected due to the imposition of quarantine measures amid the health crisis.

Under LAG, qualified beneficiaries, which include households with low-income or whose small business has been affected by the pandemic, are provided with financial assistance.

As a capacity-building program, SLP “provides access to opportunities that increase the productivity of the livelihood assets of the poor, vulnerable, and marginalized communities, helping them improve their socio-economic well-being,” the DSWD said.

“Through SLP, beneficiaries are given the option to take either the micro-enterprise development track, which supports microenterprises to become organizationally and economically viable, or the employment facilitation track, which assists Filipinos to access appropriate employment opportunities.”