Buhangin Proper, Davao City โ€“ A local community recently received livelihood grant worth โ‚ฑ 354,850.00 from the Department of Labor and Employment Davao Region.

The project is dubbed as โ€œMANAHI TA DAIโ€ of which 35 members of Buhangin NHA Homemakers Livelihood Program (NAHOLIP) will be utilizing the assistance to purchase sewing equipment and materials.

NAHOLIP decided to pursue this project since Brgy. Buhangin Proper, being one of the biggest barangays in Buhangin District has no sewing contractors or manufacturer.

With the implementation of this project, the residents wonโ€™t have to travel outside their area to avail of sewing services and purchase sewn products from contractors.

They are targeting to produce indoor slippers, doormats, backpacks, and washable facemasks with head caps noting its increasing demand.

DOLE Davao Regional Director Ofelia B. Domingo said, โ€œour livelihood program doesnโ€™t only target the direct beneficiariesโ€™ growth but also the entire communityโ€™s development.โ€

DOLE Davao City Filed Office Chief Erlinda G. Mamitag said, โ€œthis project will surely open pathways of opportunity and a silver-lining amidst the on-going pandemic. It is our hope that this project will not only help the members attain a quality life but will also be able to contribute to the development in their community.โ€