Several micro and small enterprise owners in Bataan have received financial assistance to help them recover from the socio-economic impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
The Department of Social Welfare and Development’s (DSWD) Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) provided on Monday the Livelihood Assistance Grant (LAG) of P10,000 each to eligible low-income individuals.
DSWD Regional Director Jonathan Dirain said the program aims to help pandemic-hit families recover from economic losses by providing support to their new or existing micro-enterprise projects.
“Ang bawat benepisyaryo ay nakatanggap ng P10,000 na gagamitin nila para mas lumago ang kanilang negosyo na naapektuhan ng community quarantine.”
“Ang bawat benepisyaryo ay nakatanggap ng P10,000 na gagamitin nila para mas lumago ang kanilang negosyo na naapektuhan ng community quarantine,” Dirain said.
Bataan Governor Jose Enrique Garcia III said the DSWD’s livelihood assistance grant will provide additional support to his constituents aside from the assistance being given by the provincial government.
“Nagpapasalamat ako sa DSWD at tanggapan ni Senator Bong Go na ating mga katuwang sa pag-aabot ng tulong pinansyal sa ating mga kababayang higit na nangangailangan,” Garcia said.
Before the distribution, the beneficiaries underwent a business seminar conducted by the Department of Trade Industry through its Negosyo Center in Balanga City.
“The beneficiaries have undergone seminars to capacitate and guide them on how to manage their micro-enterprises.”
“The beneficiaries have undergone seminars to capacitate and guide them on how to manage their micro-enterprises,” said DSWD’s SLP-LAG coordinator, Alice Chan-Labrador.