THE Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will prioritize the implementation of its Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) for the beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilya Pilipino Program.

The SLP is a community-based, two-track program designed to improve the beneficiaries’ lives.

The Micro-Enterprise Development Track will support Pantawid members who will go into small business.

The Employment Facilitation Track sets up participants for training and skills development with the Technical Education Skills and Development Authority (Tesda) and Technical-Vocational Institutions.

DSWD has an annual budget of more than P200 million for micro-enterprises and jobs training for the beneficiaries.

Glofelia Uayan, DSWD 10 SLP focal person, said the program will help Pantawid Pamilya members get into income-generating activities.

In micro-enterprise, Pantawid Pamilya participants will undergo broadening of their resource-based by mobilizing savings, accessing capital, engaging in small business, participating in the value chain markets, and receiving institutional development support.

“The participants will go through appropriate trainings for them to improve their existing micro-enterprises or pursue other investments with ready markets, aside from the follow on interventions to connect them to nongovernment organizations and the private sector that could provide business development services,” Uayan said.