The Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) has encouraged qualified informal sector workers to avail of a livelihood aid through the Kabuhayan Program.
The labor agency emphasized that they can grant informal sector workers assistance through “two categories: group and individual projects,” according to Atty. Ma. Karina P. Trayvilla, Director of Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns (BWSC). Workers availing the individual project assistance will receive a Starter Kit or Negosyo sa Kariton up to P20,0000. Workers who plan to gain assistance for group projects could get up to P250,000 for organizations with 15-25 members; P500,000 for an organization of 26 to 50 members; or up to P1,000,000 for an organization with more than 50 members. — Gillian M. Cortez