Buhangin Proper, Davao City – A local community recently received livelihood grant worth ₱ 354,850.00 from the Department of Labor and Employment Davao Region.
The project is dubbed as “MANAHI TA DAI” 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 won’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, “our livelihood program doesn’t only target the direct beneficiaries’ growth but also the entire community’s development.”
DOLE Davao City Filed Office Chief Erlinda G. Mamitag said, “this 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.”