DSWD to expand cash-for-work program to livelihood grant

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Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman last week said the provision of cash-for-work for Yolanda victims is now in its second round but they are looking at scaling it up to provide livelihood to the victims.

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The DSWD in Tacloban City has received applications from 29 towns for the cash-for-work project of the department.

The project, with a fund support of P262 million that has been downloaded to the regional office in the city, is one of the interventions undertaken by the department in addition to the relief and shelter assistance it has been extending to survivors of typhoon Yolanda.

The cash-for-work is implemented in partnership with local government units (LGUs) that submit the proposal as to the nature of work and the number of workers they intend to hire.

Workers are paid P260 a day for a maximum of 15 days.

DSWD regional director Nestor Ramos said that they have approved the proposals of 24 of the 29 LGUs, and they are reviewing the application of five others.

The first to submit and avail of fund transfer are Burauen in Leyte and Basey of Samar.

PNA

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