590 typhoon survivors get livelihood aid

ILOILO – The Department of Social Welfare and Development Region 6 turned over on Monday the P3.2-million worth of livelihood assistance for typhoon survivors here.

DSWD Information Officer May R. Castillo said the aid will benefit 590 affected families in hardest-hit towns of Estancia, Balasan, Carles, Lemery, Ajuy, and Concepcion.

The livelihood assistance is made possible through the cash donations that DSWD-6 collected since Super Typhoon Yolanda on November 8, 2013.

The funds to revive the livelihood of the typhoon survivors will be used in various types of income generating projects.

In Ajuy, for instance, a total of P719,518 will be spent for fishing and establishment of Tindahan sa Barangay, where all sorts of goods and supplies will be sold.

The project will benefit 57 individuals, who are mostly fishermen and salesmen.

In Estancia, a total of 213 beneficiaries will venture into oyster culture, farming, poultry raising, and vegetable gardening.

The project, using a total of P693,590 capital, will also cover tricycle serving and use of fishing boat for hire.

One hundred twenty-two beneficiaries from Balasan will also venture in oyster culture (P369,000), while 63 beneficiaries in Lemery will use vegetable farming (P379,000) to raise their income.

In Carles, boats with petromaxs (P662,400) are given to 80 beneficiaries. Lastly, in Concepcion, 55 beneficiaries will use the P428,000 aid for sewing and organic farming.

Castillo said they will closely monitor the implementation of the project to ensure its success. #2014News



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