10th Kawiyagan Brings more Agriculture, Livelihood Opportunities

THE REGION
By Apipa Bagumbaran
July 3, 2019

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True to their commitment to help the Marawi residents rise again from an unprecedented economic dislocation wrought by the five-month war between the Maute-IS linked terror group and government troops in 2017, the member-agencies of the Subcommittee on Business and Livelihood of Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) and partner organizations turned up for the tenth “Kawiyagan” (livelihood) activity held at the city hall grounds in Marawi City.

 

Farmers, sari-sari store operators, garment makers, and food vendors got livelihood assistance from both government and non-government organizations.

 

The Department of Agriculture (DA) distributed garden tools, potato cuttings and vegetable seeds to the farmers while the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) also distributed 20 packs of vegetable seeds during the June 27, 2019 “Kawiyagan.”

 

The World Food Programme (WFP), on the other hand, has distributed its second tranche of P2,000 each to some 10,000 farmer-beneficiaries under its cash-based transfer program, which was complemented with the farm inputs from DA, DAF, and Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) – Lanao del Sur.

 

 

Alanodin Taha  and Normina Dardagan, both from Barangay Dayawan thanked for the farm inputs they received from DA.

 

“Nagpapasalamat ako sa kanila dahil malaking tulong ito sa amin (I thanked them because this is a big help for us),” Dardagan said.

 

Meanwhile Taha shared that the support gave them hope to start again.

 

“Kahit papaano, nawala ang problema namin.  masaya kami (Somehow, their support helped us to forget our problems. We are happy),” he said.

  

The following is the distribution list for the 10th Kawiyagan:

 

AGENCY

ASSISTANCE

Department of Agriculture

 

(For displaced farmers in Marawi City, Butig and Piagapo)

Farm and Garden Tools Sets:

Pick Mattock               (555 pcs)

Weeding Bolo             (250 pcs)

Knapsack Sprayer      ( 500 units)

Shovel                         (400 pcs)

Sprinkler                      (417 units)

 

70,000 potato cuttings

150 bags of inbred rice seeds

170 packs of vegetable seeds

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

20 packs of vegetable seeds

Community and Family Services International (Distribution of Certificate of Award)

 3 Sidecars, 4 refrigerators with grocery items
1-sewing machine and  2 cows 

For Product Display: (6 Beneficiaries)
Basket Making & Fresh Vegetables Vending
RTW
Bukobar Vending
Food Vending

World Food Programme

P2,000 cash payout for 10,000 farmer beneficiaries

Department of Trade and Industry

School supplies for sari-sari store starter kits recipients

Technical Education and Skills Development Authority

Enrolment for skills training

Free services on manicure, pedicure, haircut

 

 

 

 

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) also conducted enrolment for skills training on masonry,  carpentry, electrical installation and maintenance NC II, tile setting, shielded metal arc, and welding. The agency also offered free services on manicure, pedicure, and haircut.

 

Meanwhile, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has distributed school supplies to the previous recipients of sari-sari store kits. Various livelihood kits were also distributed by the Community and Family Services International (CFSI), a non-government organization.

 

Omaimah Macapaar from Barangay Papandayan shared that she received assistance from CFSI and continued sewing long dresses and prayer veils. Months after she was able to buy two additional sewing machines.

 

“Nakatulong ang livelihood assistance ng CFSI dahil nakaipon ang pambili ng dalawang sewing machine (The livelihood assistance given by CFSI helped me a lot because I was able to buy 2 additional sewing machines),” she said.

 

 Launched on August 24, 2018, the Kawiyagan is a monthly distribution of livelihood assistance spearheaded by TFBM for the IDPs of Marawi.


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