A total of 135 individuals received their livelihood assistance from the city government in a ceremony held August 20 at Molo gym.
The livelihood assistance is under the Self-Employment Assistance-Kaunlaran (SEA-K) program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) which was coursed through the local government unit.
“This will be big help to poor and disadvantaged sector in the city for it will give them the opportunity to have income and thus help their respective families,” Mayor Jed Patrick E. Mabilog said.
The SEA-K is DSWD’s comprehensive approach and investment in social capital towards poverty alleviation. It aims to provide the poor and disadvantaged sector of the society with timely access to credit and development opportunities.
SEA Kaunlaran Associations (SKAs) are organized and assisted to establish community-based, self-managed credit facilities and access community social services. Each association composed of an average of 25 members are provided technical assistance and an average seed capital of P150,000.00 for capital of micro-enterprises of members at P4,000.00 to P5,000.00 each. (Source: Iloilo City Government FB)